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Minute Meditations

The Story of Redemption

Apr 18, 2021 Minute Meditations
The story of redemption portrayed on the Cross helped her to anchor her soul in that mystery.

Living in Community

Apr 17, 2021 Minute Meditations
Clare's “peace surpassing understanding” drew them daily into her orbit of sisterly solidarity.

The Death of Francis

Apr 16, 2021 Minute Meditations
Clare's bereavement could hardly be equaled since for her, as for her sisters, Francis was “after God, her only consolation.” Now she must face an abyss of solitude in the quest for Gospel perfection.

"Clear, Precious, and Beautiful"

Apr 15, 2021 Minute Meditations
In the long dark time of his illness, was it Clare who was this “pretiose, belle, clarite” companion whose light helped him endure encroaching blindness and searing pain?

Weaving Prayer and Work

Apr 14, 2021 Minute Meditations
Weaving prayer and productive work created the balance within their hearts and minds that allowed them to keep moving.

New Beginnings

Apr 13, 2021 Minute Meditations
Clare recalled these new beginnings in later years. That she and her sisters had survived the painful trials of the foundation was not nearly as surprising to her as it was to Francis

Clare's Charism

Apr 12, 2021 Minute Meditations
Clare’s importance stems from the fact that she was the recipient of a powerful charism of her own—a gift bestowed by the Spirit of the Lord and given to her in a fullness and forcefulness that was hers alone.

Hope Blossoms in Mercy

Apr 11, 2021 Minute Meditations
As we place our needs before God’s loving mercy, we open ourselves to receive whatever gesture of peace he offers us. Mercy is the sign of God’s ongoing presence in the world.

Share the Good News!

Apr 10, 2021 Minute Meditations
Pope Francis reminds us that the temptation is strong to keep quiet about our beliefs, to blend in with the people around us. Whether through temperament, culture, or fear, we can be inclined to keep religion as a private matter.