Our new websites will always be,
by the Hand of God,
a 'Work in Progress'.
Left to Right:
Srs Veronica, Berta,
Leanna, Christine, Monica, Kathleen, Linda;
Below: Irene, Clare-Ellen, who
were delivered unto our Lord in 2014.
Sr Leanna Chrostowski:
Sr Veronica Butler:
Sr Kathleen Fitzgerald:
Discrete, Corp. Secretary,
Sr Berta Martinez:
Altar Bread Dept., Cooking
Sr Christine Kelly:
Spiritual Cards, Sacristy
Sr Monica: Organist,
Chapel, AB asst,
Sr Linda: Cooking, Baking, Sewing, AB asst.
(The CTKM Story)
WHERE WERE YOU IN THE 1960's?
Florida was mission territory when the Poor Clares came to establish the first cloistered, contemplative
monastery, later on to be known as Christ the King Monastery of St Clare, Delray Beach, Florida. This is how we came to be...
In 1957, there was no Diocese of Miami. There were no Poor Clares in south Florida, either. But, in 1958, all that changed! Coleman
F. Carroll was installed in October as the first Bishop of the new Diocese of Miami. He invited Poor Clares from Bordentown,
New Jersey, to come to South Florida to pray for the people, and especially for the priests. The invitation was accepted and
on July 4, 1960, the way of life of the Order of St. Clare in Delray Beach, Florida, began.
There was an old bungalo on
some property owned by St Vincent Ferrer Parish, and it was offered as residence for the original six pioneering nuns from New
Jersey. The community grew, and for seven years, additions were made to the building to accomodate them. Eventually, they acquired
an additional house across the street for their needs, and the candidates kept coming!