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Poor Clares: An Inside View

September 22, 2011 | by Peter Woodall


The Monastery of St. Clare isn’t completely demolished, at least not yet. Read the latest on its fate here

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Peter Woodall Peter Woodall is the Project Director of Hidden City Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, and a former newspaper reporter with the Biloxi Sun Herald and the Sacramento Bee. He worked as a producer for Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane and wrote a column about neighborhood bars for PhiladelphiaWeekly.com.

2 Comments:

  1. Ethan Wallace says:

    Glad you got some shots before the wrecking ball came. I always wanted a look in there but never made it.

  2. John Toth says:

    This saddens me to find this old complex of buildings demolished. I remember as a very young boy visiting my aunt here who was a nun. Because they were a cloistered sect, the visitation room where we were allowed to visit with her on a Sunday afternoon only permitted her to be behind a wire screen. It always felt like a prison to me as a young boy.
    On a happier note, they had a really big building when they moved to Langhorne, PA. My aunt eventually started a new monastery for the Poor Clares out in Cincinnati, OH where she lives today.

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