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!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Father's Day....for Priests!

I saw a Dairy Queen ad a few days ago, which features a group of Sisters giving a priest a "Fathers Day" cake.

This delightful ad reminded me of the need to recognize these wonderful spiritual "fathers" who serve us so well!

So send your favorite priest a "Father's Day" cake or send him an e-card from Franciscancards!

Happy Father's Day to all of our fathers!


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