The fire of God’s love in our Franciscan tradition is most evidenced in St. Francis’ constant adoration. In every church he visited Francis prayed: “We adore You, Lord Jesus Christ, in all Your churches throughout the world, and we bless You, because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world!” St. Clare followed this intense desire for oneness with the sacrament of the Eucharist. As witnesses of Christ’s abiding presence, the Poor Ladies nurtured the feeble faith of commoners, nobles, and outcasts alike. Clare urged her companions to discover the fullness of love by basking in divine light and to become living icons of God.
—from the book Eucharistic Adoration: Reflections in the Franciscan Tradition by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration