Poor Clares of Duncan

In medieval times, it was quite common for women to "take the veil" and enter the cloister. They would live out their lives in prayer in a monastery, away from the world. It certainly isn't a common choice these days. But, these monasteries still exist. In fact there's been one on Vancouver Island for 100 years. The Poor Clares of Duncan celebrate their centennial this month. They are also marking the 800th anniversary of their order. (Photo: Star Weiss)

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