St. Clare of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi - the patron saint of animals. The elements are a separate grouping from the background, so easily used elsewhere.

The Way of St. Francis

It was in the spring of 1224 that Francis composed the final poem of his life, The Canticle of Brother Sun. This is a spontaneous outpouring of love and praise that reveals ingenuously the pro­found unconscious integration that the love ...
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Quadrants of Clare

Reflect St. Clare of Assisi once wrote to Agnes of Prague to gaze, consider, contemplate, and imitate Jesus while meditating upon the cross. For both Clare and Francis, the cross represented the humility and poverty of God. They were not ...
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Statue of St. Francis on the campus of San Diego University

The Franciscan School of Theology: Presence at a Distance

A Franciscan education offers a unique, Christ-centered viewpoint into Catholicism. Franciscan spirituality is faithful to the gospel and the Church, rooted in prayer, contemplation, and most importantly, service.
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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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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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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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