Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Feast of St. Clare of Assisi

Place your mind
before the mirror of eternity!
Place your soul in the brilliance of glory!
and transform your entire being
into the image of the Godhead Itself
through contemplation…

St. Clare of Assisi

God of peace,
who in the poverty of the blessed Clare
gave us a clear light to shine in the darkness of this world:
give us grace so to follow in her footsteps
that we may, at the last, rejoice with her
    in your eternal glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Collect for St. Clare of Assisi

O God, whose blessed Son became poor that we through his poverty might be rich: deliver us from an inordinate love of this world, that we, inspired by the devotion of your servant Clare, may serve you with singleness of heart, and attain to the riches of the age to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


  1. Lovely. I am taking the first quote by Clare for a meditation in the Wisdom Class, which I facilitate weekly.

  2. Thanks, Jan! It is beautiful, isn't it? Hope the class like it...