Francis and Clare

Saint Francis is helped by an angel

The Brief Life of St. Francis

The man who longed to be a knight, a man of war, dies a man of peace, at peace with God, with himself, and with all of creation. God had changed his heart, and his changed heart changes the world.
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Lent with St. Clare: Easter Sunday

For Clare, Christ was her everything. In Christ she found inspiration for everything she did. Her life was an act of thanksgiving for Christ’s ultimate sacrifice on behalf of humanity.
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Cross and a crown of thorns

Lent with St. Clare: Holy Saturday

Without a good base, whether in a family, faith life, or community, there is no stability. St. Clare provided this foundation for the sisters and for others who sought her wisdom.
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Purple flowers

Lent with St. Clare: Good Friday

The enormity of Christ offering up his life for us is so great that it will take continual meditation to try and wrap our heads around it. It always will. Clare knew that.
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Lent with St. Clare: Wednesday of Holy Week

Throughout this time, Clare was not an isolated onlooker but one of the protagonists who determined and influenced the development of this religious movement which Francis had set in motion.
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Cross in a bowl of ashes

Lent with St. Clare: Tuesday of Holy Week

We live in a noisy world. Too often we fill silent moments with endless chatter and loud distractions. Yet in silence there can be great peace.
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