Poor Clare Colettine Nuns of Cleveland, Ohio
First Permanent Foundation in the United States

   When the time of temporary profession is completed, a young woman feeling truly called to the Poor Clare form of life, and having all the qualifications necessary to give herself joyfully and forever in our community, goes forward to the profession of perpetual vows. She is received by the community and the local bishop, to be forever solemnly consecrated to God as a bride of Christ. And Christ is a Lover who will never fail her, never desert her, never grow tired of her. He will be forever faithful, loving, devoted to her. With His grace, she will be so to Him. And out of this union of God and creature will issue blessings for the entire world.