The form of life of the Poor Sisters that Blessed Francis established is this: to observe the Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, by living in obedience, without anything of one's own, and in chastity.
Our labor here is brief, but the reward is eternal.Do not be disturbed by the clamor of the world, which passes like a shadow.Do not let false delights of a deceptive world deceive you.
Gaze upon Him, consider Him, contemplate Him,as you desire to imitate Him.
This form of life “appears as the most radical way of living the Gospel on earth, a way which may be called divine.”
Although the Poor Clares are cloistered, there are many opportunities to unite oneself to their way of life and prayer.