Our Home - The Canticle
The Canticle, named for the inspirational song - Canticle of Creation - written by St. Francis, is the home of the Sisters of St. Francis Clinton, Iowa. It was first occupied in April of 1997. While many of our sisters are working in ministries in other parts of the world, The Canticle remains our home.
The Memorial Walk at The Canticle begins at the reflection pond and the shrine to Mary Mother of God, poised between the prairie and the orchard. As stewards of God's creation, we take great care to maintain the natural beauty of the Prairie
surrounding The Canticle.
The Canticle is also the home to several works of art which are treasured by the congregation. Learn the stories behind our Canticle Art. In this section you can also learn more about our Bell Tower and get driving directions to our home.
Find out about the many Events
which are held at The Canticle; from spiritual retreats that renew the soul to film screenings, lectures and social justice programs.
We invite you to visit the Canticle to sit lightly upon the earth ~ explore the prairie, relax in the gazebo, sit by the pond, pray in the chapel beneath the rose window designed to reflect the natural surroundings...retreat, refresh, renew your Franciscan spirit.