Poor Clares

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Lent with St. Clare: Second Wednesday

We live in a world that is constantly changing—minute by minute—right before our eyes. We are surrounded by the never-ending cycle of social media, news, streaming services, and a whole host of other “here this minute, gone the next” sources of information and entertainment.

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Lent with St. Clare: Second Tuesday

In 1240, a group of Saracen mercenaries attacked the convent at San Damiano on their way to the city of Assisi. St. Clare, though sick and weak, confronted the men and held them off by raising the monstrance containing the Eucharist.

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Lent with St. Clare: Second Monday

For Clare, Christ’s love was the greatest gift. She always looked to praise God for the many blessings bestowed on her, even if they didn’t seem obvious.

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Lent with St. Clare: Second Sunday

Most of us will never be canonized as saints. We are flawed individuals trying to live a life worthy of Christ’s sacrifice. That does not mean, however, that we are not called to do our very best to follow “the path of the Lord,” as St. Clare said.

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Lent with St. Clare: First Saturday

One of the mistakes most of us make is to think that we always have enough time. We put off things we should do, promising to get to them later. What we don’t think about, though, is the possibility that there might not be a later.

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Lent with St. Clare: First Friday

From a young age, St. Clare of Assisi was encouraged by the strong faith of her mother, Ortalana, to carry out God’s work, even before she joined Francis and the brothers. Clare ministered and cared for the less fortunate when she wouldn’t have been expected to do so.

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