The Denver Catholic Register's is currently featuring an article on the Capuchin Poor Clares. The article, by Julie Filby, examines the sisters' search for a new, more contemplative setting for their monastery.
"When the Capuchin Poor Clare sisters arrived in Denver from a monastery in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico in 1988, they settled in the Highlands neighborhood northwest of downtown, then a relatively quiet area. At Our Lady of Light Monastery at 3325 Pecos St., the cloistered nuns carried out their private life of prayer, fraternity and poverty.
"Over the last several years, redevelopment of the Central Platte Valley has led to rapid growth in the Highlands. That, combined with the draw of historically interesting architecture, has made it one of the city’s “it” places to live: now overflowing with condos, lofts, restaurants, bars and shops—and no longer quiet."
Read the full article on the Denver Catholic Register's website: http://denvercatholicregister.org/search-solitude/#.U8VYL7GGcoF
* Photo by Daniel Petty/DCR