August 11, 2023

Aftermath of Maui wildfires

Catholics appeal for help as Biden declares Maui’s deadly fires a federal emergency 

HONOLULU (OSV News) — Catholic Charities Hawai’i in the Honolulu Diocese has appealed for donations to help the agency meet the housing, food and other needs of what could be thousands of victims from wildfires raging on the island of ...
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Woman drinking from water bottle

Living Waters

We take access to clean drinking water for granted. Whenever we turn on a faucet or a hose, water pours forth.
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hand reaching for the sun | Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash

Chosen by Christ

St. Clare became a mirror of Christ by responding to his freely given love.
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St. Clare of Assisi is depicted in a modern painting by Stephen B Whatley, an expressionist artist based in London. During a Lenten service, St. Clare heard St. Francis preach. She was so moved by his words, she asked him to show her how to live the Gospel more fully. She was only 18, but she left the security of her home, cut off her hair and joined the convent. (CNS/Stephen B Whatley)

Honoring St. Clare of Assisi

The daughter of a noble family, Clare was known for her deep spirituality and love for the poor. Her heart was attracted to the radical way of life preached by St. Francis.
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