Saint Clare of Assisi

Sara Marks from the Franciscan Federation

Followers of St. Francis: Sara Marks

Sara’s role as executive director of the Franciscan Federation has her connecting Franciscans and Franciscan organizations of all stripes across the country and beyond.
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Love and Triumph

As Bonaventure writes, God is “totally submerged in the waters from the sole of the foot to the top of the head…. [God] appeared to you as your beloved cut through with wound upon wound in order to heal you.”
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Heaven and Earth

The first Franciscans believed that God was in the world, actively shaping human experience, and inspiring birds’ songs and wolves’ howls.
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Embrace the Beatitudes

At the heart of Francis’s and Clare’s biblical vision was the Sermon on the Mount, and most especially the Beatitudes.
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St. Clare: Bright Light

What does Clare teach us about following Jesus? She teaches us to follow Francis, who followed Jesus so perfectly.
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Francis and Clare: Where the Tradition Begins

The genius of their spirituality was their recognition that the Gospels could and should be lived by every person.
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