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!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Reading Up on St. Clare...

Trying to form a good reading list for this Advent Season, but don't know where to look? Well check out this website which has some great (and rather esoteric, I might add) books/pamphlets on our Santa Chiara! The prices are also something that a Franciscan-fan would appreciate!


Blogger Angela Louise said...

Praised be Jesus Christ and His Holy Mother!
Hello! I recieved your note on my tag board on my other blog! :) I just wanted to let you know that I linked you to this blog (Along with like a million other links, which will hopefully be sorted out soon!) Thank you for visiting my little blog that has been sleeping for quite a long time! I think you may be the first person I have met (Well, sort of...) that is discerning with Poor Clare Colettines! I know of a young lady who entered the PCPAs in Alabama on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Also, there is an excellent community of Catholics on a online forum if you ever want to check it out. I am there all the time and the is a "Vocation Station" with many other young ladies (and some not so young) who are discerning as well along with several young men discerning the priesthood. The place is www.phatmass.com. Check things out if you ever get a chance. God Bless and Mary Protect!
Yours in Jesus and Mary,

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chiara, I love your blog! It is well done and - if I hadn't already found my vocation as an "active Franciscan Sister," I would definitely be inclined to check out the Poor Clares! God bless you and all you are doing to promote the life of wonderful nuns!

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