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The Legacy of Saint Clare

Francis’ recognition and honoring of the feminine, that was such an important part of his life and teaching, took concrete and personal shape in the person of Clare. She has usually been overshadowed by her partner, Francis, in the public imagination; in her writings, she seems to see herself that way very humbly, as we see in this wonderful opening quote.
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Saint Francis and Suffering

Might the authority of those who suffer bring the diverse cultural and social worlds together? —Johann Baptist Metz I believe this profound question about suffering from a modern German theologian succinctly and precisely expresses the religious breakthrough that Christ has offered humanity.
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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. This cry from the heart expresses the deep suffering the crisis creates. But dare we ask the question: Did they really die alone?
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Lent with the Saints: Clare

Year A: Matthew 21:1–11; Year B: Mark 11:1–10 or John 12:12–16; Year C: Luke 19:28–40 First Reading, Psalm, Second Reading: Year A, B, C: Isaiah 50:4–7; Psalm 22:8–9, 17–18, 19–20, 23–24; Philippians 2:6–11 Gospel: Year A: Matthew 26:14—27:66; Year B: Mark 14:1—15:47; Year C: Luke 22:14—23:56
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Saint Clare of Assisi, Revolutionary

Clare of Assisi was a revolutionary woman. Born into nobility, Clare was hampered by a rigid Medieval social structure. But she dared to step outside of that structure and live a life of humility, poverty, and service. Her life created a movement that lives and breathes to this day.
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Novena to Saint Clare | Day Nine: Ripples of Faith

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Novena to Saint Clare | Day Eight: Honoring Our Talents

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Novena to Saint Clare | Day Seven: Embrace the Quiet

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Novena to Saint Clare | Day Six: Our Spiritual Reflection

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Novena to Saint Clare | Day Five: Faithful Persistence

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