A joyfully Franciscan view of Catholic life, inspired by St. Clare (Santa Chiara) of Assisi!

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Chiara Offreduccio (St. Clare) was born in 1194. It is said that when her mother had Chiara in her womb, an angel appeared to her and said, "your child will be a light that will illuminate the world!" Hence, her mother named the child Chiara, which means "light. As G.K. Chesterton put it, St. Clare was a romantic figure just like Juliet was. However, instead of running away from her family in order to be with an earthly man, Clare gave up everything and ran away from her family for the love of her Savior!

Thursday, November 10, 2005


The investiture of St. Clare! Posted by Picasa

So I found this beautiful little website called http://www.franciscancards.com. Of course, it specializes in e-cards featuring the Seraphic Order, but it also has many other Saints as well....some really obscure ones (hello, Matthew of Beauvais!) I admit that some of the cards have are a bit high in the cheese factor, others are overbearingly "cute"(such as the card with a cartoon Santa Chiara standing in front of a giant candle), but there are some really rare and P.O.D. cards featured, too....such as the one that I found above!

So spread some 'Ciscan cheer to your loved ones by sending them a Franciscan e-card!


Blogger Lizzy said...

This site is run by the Poor Clares in Spokane. They're really, really nice and not too far from Gonzaga! Their website is calledbyjoy.com

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