Fort Myers Beach, Florida
The Chapel is the heart of our monastic home for Christ dwells there with us in the Blessed Sacrament. It is the place where we gather as a community throughout the day for Holy Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours and times of silent prayer and mediation. Here we lift up to God prayers of praise, adoration, petition and thanksgiving. Holding in our hearts and minds the needs of the world, the church, our families, friends and neighbors, we offer to God our whole being and the full length of our lives on earth.
Our chapel was designed to recall the first San Damiano Monastery of St. Clare in Assisi. The stone arch, the San Damiano Cross and the handmade wooden altar in the form of the Tau cross so familiar to St. Francis, all remind us of our roots in Assisi, Italy. The Holy Spirit rose window is based on a window in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and reminds us of the loyalty and great devotion St. Francis and St. Clare had to the Church of Rome and the successor of St. Peter.
Our chapel is open throughout the day for Mass and private prayer from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. In winter Sunday Mass is at 6 a.m. and daily Mass is at 6:45 a.m. In summer, Sunday Mass is at 6:45 a.m. and daily Mass is at 8 a.m.
Every First Friday of the month Mass is at 4 p.m. Please call the monastery for possible changes in this schedule.