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, October 20, 2006



I have very special news to share with you all......the Poor Clare Colettine Nuns in Barhamsville, Virginia (yep, the nuns that are the inspiration for this blog) have created their own wonderful blog! The blog is appropriately titled "Clare-Light on the Mountain," and contains wonderful reflections on life at Mt. St. Francis, their monastery.

As a quick note, the Sisters mention on their blog that they will be having a discernment retreat. If there are any young men or women in the Virginia area who are interested in potentially attending this one-day retreat, feel free to e-mail me and I'll send you an e-copy of the brochure.

Alright already, so stop reading "Canticle of Chiara" and go visit "Clare-Light on the Mountain" ASAP!!!!

"Clare Light on the Mountain" is found here


Blogger Crescentius said...

Thank you for posting the site info on the Poor Clares. I hope all is well with you.

God bless

6:12 AM  
Blogger Brother Lesser said...

Yes, thank you for directing us to the Poor Clare's blog...it's wonderful...

The Lord give you peace!

11:22 AM  
Blogger friar minor said...

Thanks for the tip!

11:55 AM  
Blogger Kelly Joyce Neff said...

=) May it prosper!

8:06 PM  

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