Welcome to the website of the Poor Clare Colettines of Los Altos Hills in Northern California.
We are a Catholic religious order of women who have vowed a lifestyle based on the Rule written by Saint Clare more than 800 years ago. Our life is totally dedicated to the praise of God in the spirit proper to our Order and according to our Rule. This is to live an enclosed life of prayer and penance, in solitude and silence, occupied with God alone, urged on by love for the whole people of God. Our community works daily to transform all that we do into communion with God.
We urge you to read through our website to learn about us, our history, our lifestyle, and about our monastery. Please keep us in your prayers – truly you are in ours.
We thank you for visiting our website and hope you return often to learn about our special events, to pray with and for us. If you are in the area of Los Altos Hills, CA, please know that our chapel is available for the faithful for Holy Mass regularly at 7:00 am and for prayer between 6:30 am and 5:30 pm.