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Novena to Saint Clare | Day Six: Our Spiritual Reflection

Aug 7, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
In her final letter to Saint Agnes of Prague, Clare encouraged her friend to look deeper than the surface level of the mirror.

Novena to Saint Clare | Day Five: Faithful Persistence

Aug 6, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
It was Clare's conviction to defend that which she felt so strongly about that serves as a model for us today.

Novena to Saint Clare | Day Four: Finding Our Path

Aug 5, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Clare’s way of living the Gospel was not Saint Francis’ way, yet she left a profound mark on the life of the Church through her own form of ministry.

Novena to Saint Clare | Day Three: Power of Community

Aug 4, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
It is not often that you hear mention of Saint Clare without also hearing of Saint Francis. Francis was an inspiration for Clare; Clare was a constant support for Francis.

Novena to Saint Clare | Day Two: Strength in Suffering

Aug 3, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Saint Clare was no stranger to suffering. Throughout her life she endured pain and illness and often was bedridden.

Novena to Saint Clare | Day One: Outside Our Comfort Zone

Aug 2, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
At the young age of 18, Clare walked away from her life of nobility and all of its comforts and joined Saint Francis in living out his mission.

Saint Clare of Assisi: A Path of Her Own

Aug 1, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Francis’ vision was to walk in the way of the Lord. Clare followed in the footsteps of her friend but also forged her own path to holiness.

Seven Days with Solanus Casey: From Holy Life to Eternal Life

Jul 31, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
“Eternal life: passing from time to eternity, from transitory struggling for existence common to mortals, to the destiny we trust, where anxiety and struggling for existence give place to confidence and union with every ideal ever dreamed of.”

Seven Days with Solanus Casey: A Creative Spirituality

Jul 30, 2022 Franciscan Spirit Blog
“We do well to remember how very short, after all, it is till our suffering and our time of merit, too, will be over. Let us offer everything, therefore, to the divine Spouse of our souls, that He may accept it as helping Him to save immortal souls—our own included.”