Lent with St. Clare: Monday of Holy Week
The poor sisters lived filled with consolation, with assurance. They dared to believe that promise of Jesus. They were learning that he was true to his word and their joy was, indeed, full and free.
Lent with St. Clare: Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday marks a profound moment in Clare’s life. It is on this day that, in the middle of the night and with the help of others, she left behind the life that she had known.
Lent with St. Clare: Fifth Saturday
For most of us, Francis and Clare are intricately woven together in their desire to bring people to Christ. Many times, one is not mentioned without the other.
Lent with St. Clare: Fifth Friday
St. Clare was known to fast often, even before she left her family home. During the canonization process, one of her sisters said that Clare would fast three days a week.
Lent with St. Clare: Fifth Thursday
When Clare left her home to join Francis and his brothers, her family immediately sought to bring her back, even using force to try to do so. But Clare held tight to both the altar and her conviction as they tried to drag her away.
Lent with St. Clare: Fifth Wednesday
Clare didn’t set out to be a model of faith. At the time, she was only living out what she saw as a call to serve God simply, humbly, and obediently.