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Convento de Santa Clara(Gandia)

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Founded in 1429 by Sor Violante Aragón, daughter of the Infante Don Alfonso the Elder, I Duke of Gandía, this foundation lasts only 15 years. This would be re-founded by ten nuns of the Order of the Poor Sisters of Santa Clara who came from the Ave María Monastery in Lézignan-Corbiéres, France. With the help of Don Luis de Vich Noble Militar Valenciano, the Monastery was restored. There were no shortage of notable religious for Nobility and to highlight Sister Magdalena de Jaso and Javier, sister of San Francisco Javier. There have been up to thirty-three nuns of the Borja family in the Monastery, including María Enríquez de Luna, Duquesa de Gandía, who entered with the name of Sister Gabriela. She became Abbess in 1530 and died nine years later. Later, she would be her daughter, Sister Francisca de Jesús de Borja chosen as Abbess. During the Spanish Civil War it was occupied by military troops, for almost seven years the nuns had to live narrowly in the chaplain's house. Until 1943 they were given the keys to the Monastery which had to be repaired. The community of Santa Clara continues to live in this home in Gandía, it is possible to visit the Gothic-style church that is located on the right side of the building, Perpetual Adoration Chapel open 24 hours.

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