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in the Monastery


At different times both men and women have felt the urge to undertake a search for particular places where they could find themselves. The monastery name was given to those places created and defined by criteria for finding interiority and silence. The word monastery refers to a concept that relates to an architectural space in linkage to the spiritual practices that are being carried out in its interior and to the persons who both approach the place and allow themselves to going with the flow of a penetrating atmosphere of a new peace and transcendence.

Our usual timetable

MASS-The Liturgy of the Eucharist (praying and chanting)

Monday to Saturday: 09:00 a.m.
Sundays & holidays:10:00 a.m.

LITURGY OF THE HOURS (praying and chanting)

Lauds, 08: 25 a.m. (Sunday, 08: 00 a.m.)
Vespers,08: 00 p.m. (Sunday, 07: 00 p.m.)

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Daily after Eucharist, from 9:45 a.m. to 12: 00 noon and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

These are our usual timetables that may be subject to change according to the needs of the Community. In case you would be interested we would recommend you to call us by phone beforehand to check the timetable, on the telephone: 671 54 85 20.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays

We share and spread our enthusiasm for the real presence of the Risen Christ Exposed on the communion table -in the Consecrated Bread- to the loving Adoration of the faithful ones, to those who want to approach our house.

All who want to live this experience of peace and salvation are invited to come and have the joy of one time a week, usually 1 hour, in which you will be before Him, in the intimacy of our church, in just one Alone, heart with Heart. Simply sit in silence, in the presence of the Risen Christ, and let the Holy Spirit “work on you”.

Some hours of the every day’s schedule are already being done -on Thursdays- by brothers of all ages and different conditions who are coming up to this hillock of Artebakarra moved by an interior search for meeting God who Awaits them here, in a special weekly meeting.

Initially, the mind always rushes around, grabbing at everything. But with practice, you learn to let go of the mind’s activity and to be in silence before the Blessed Sacrament.

The Worshippers who maintain contact with the Monastery of Saint Clare of Artebakarra, in a spirit of camaraderie, help each other in case of an unforeseen event arises taking turns so they keep alive -in a metaphorical way- the turns throughout the day.
Among them, there is a volunteer who contributes to the ongoing of the timetable as well as solving the unpredictable mishaps that usually arise. For that purpose, they have created a WhatsApp group for an agile communication.

A beautiful relationship is being arising between the Worshippers that also is being crystallizing in some meetings with the aim of sharing experiences with the Poor Clares of Artebakarra Monastery.

RESERVE YOU TIME

On Thursdays, you can let us know if you would like to make an appointment for your turn of an hour, from 10.00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In case you would be interested in another day during the week, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you: you can sing up just for a single hour or for coming every week.

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Oratories of Young Children

For our community of Poor Clares it is of vitally importance to be an instrument to help children to be closer to Lord Jesus as well as being a mean for doing room in their own hearts for a place where God dwells.

For this purpose, we offer Oratories with songs and words out of the Gospel at the height of the understanding of the little ones.
We follow the pedagogy and materials for Oratories with Children of Fr. Gonzalo Carbo, CVMD and we have accomplished a period of training Initiation courses on these ONP (Oratories of Young Children).

We are fully aware that with the aim of more fruitful results these Oratories with children may have certain continuity.

Our proposal timetable hours are in the afternoon, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
It would be possible to choose the appropriate days; preferably for us are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If appropriate, it also is possible on Saturdays.

During these moments of prayer with the children they have the opportunity of establishing a relationship with the Person of the Risen Jesus, with the Virgin Mary and with the Blessed Trinity. So in this way, they can learn how to become familiar with the mysteries of faith, with the Sacraments and -in a special way- with the Eucharist.

Children are blessed and loved so these Oratories in groups become an opportunity for them of sharing interior experiences happening in their hearts, with others children attending the Oratory.

We enclose detail of the testimony of Fr. Gonzalo Carbó himself, who after 30 years of experience affirms how the maturity of these children is strengthened (by the practice of these Oratories) and so they open to transcendence.

Those little ones who may have wounds of suffering (for diverse reasons) have the opportunity of being healed through the Blessing and the Word of Lord Jesus.

For those who would be interested you are very welcome to come or call the community mobile phone 671 548 520 and so you can deal on this matter with the Sister Responsible.

Lectio divina for adults

Lection divina translates to divine reading, meaning a prayerful reading of the Holy Scripture, and other spiritual text. The Sisters share the interior experience of listening of the Word with other faithful adults, usually these readings come out of the Sunday Gospel of that corresponding week.

In an atmosphere of respect, serenity and withdrawal the sisters lead the spirit of the Gospel with songs and reflections, allowing the attendants to express their experiences and their brilliances.

The sisters try to conduct Lectio divina with simplicity and charity, in a fraternal gathering where prevails a trustworthy spiritual practice in faith, hope and love of the Holy Spirit on our reasoning or doubts.

Normally lasts during an hour and can be planned biweekly or in a monthly cycle.

All those that would be interested you can contact by telephone calling at 671 54 85 20 or also coming here and talking with the sister Responsible of the community and specify the best dates for you.

These schedules are the usual ones, but may be subject to change according to the needs of the community

Guided Retreats

The sisters of Saint Clare Monastery of Artebakarra welcome guest to experience the abiding presence of God and praying. The Poor Clares guide these spiritual Retreats so we welcome:

-People coming for a time of spiritual renewal in a private or group (no more that 6 persons).
-Family and friends of the monastic community who come for a spiritual visit.

They are arranged before by telephone or by coming here to the monastery. The length of these retreats can be of 1 day or during a weekend.

Other meetings

During Holy Week – Easter Week and around the festivity of the Immaculate we usually organize a Meeting of Prayer and Religious Coexistence.

You can check the timetable through our Contact Form..

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