The poverty of Poor Clares is an expression of their love for Jesus and of his most holy Mother. This is put into practice by living a simple lifestyle, sharing all in common, earning our living by the work of our hands, trusting in the providence of our heavenly Father. Our form of poverty is above all interior and spiritual which is the complete emptying of self - shown to us by the Lord and His Most Blessed Mother. In the giving of ourselves we receive the One who gave Himself totally for love of us.
St. Clare fought ardently for the privilege of poverty throughout her lifetime.