Saint Clare of Assisi

Today is #SaintSaturday and we’ll be looking at Saint Clare of Assisi! What is your favourite thing about St Clare?

St Clare was inspired by St. Francis of Assisi to focus her heart on Christ. Eventually she became the first Franciscan Nun and formed the "Poor Clares" order. She, along with the other sisters, sacrificed many luxuries, such as sleeping on a bed and all material possessions, to form a deeper relationship with Christ. Because St Clare was a human like you and I, she must have had really difficult days, yet it’s clear that her eyes remained on Christ.

Lord, help me follow this example in the smallest of ways. Develop in me a child-like dependence on You so that I learn to lean on You to fulfil my heart. There are so many things that distract me along the way, so I ask for the grace to turn away from these distractions, and the perseverance to keep walking despite the difficulties that my path may require.

Here is a beautiful novena through which we can pray: https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-clare-novena. “Most Holy Saint Clare, we strive to be virtuous like you. We strive to be saints like you. We strive to follow the Divine Will. We strive to trust in the providence of God in our lives. Enter our hearts and make us holy! Saint Clare, Pray for us!”

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