Poor Clares

Dear Reader: Saints in a Vacuum

For most of us, when we think of saints, we view them as frozen in time. St. Francis will always be wandering the hills of Assisi, preaching the Gospel, and facing the challenges of the Church in his time.
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The Courage to Change: Wisdom from Assisi

Metanoia is a process of change, of deepening conversion. Francis and Clare can be models for us today as we try to live out the Gospel in our own challenging times.
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Saint Clare surrounded by her sisters

Quotes from St. Clare of Assisi

Enjoy these holy words from St. Clare of Assisi!
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Fresco of Saint Francis of Assisi

Notes from a Friar: The Core Teachings of St. Francis

The bedrock of St. Francis' ministry is the foundation under which his brothers walk today.
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St. Clare of Assisi illustration

St. Clare’s Gamble

Many people thought Clare of Assisi, a noblewoman, was wasting her life by living as a cloistered nun at San Damiano. She proved them wrong.
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People in masks praying | Photo by Gabriella Clare Marino on Unsplash

St. Clare, COVID-19, and the Communion of Saints

“He died alone!” “We were not with her!” These lamentations are heard daily as people recount the most bitter experience of losing a loved one to COVID-19.
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