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!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

St. Francis Countdown: The Transitus

I received the following notice about a very special event held by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR's) in commemoration of the Transitus of St. Francis!

Don't know what the Transitus is? The Transitus of St. Francis is the night of October 3rd, the eve of his Feast Day! It commemorates the night that Francis passed from death into the arms of God. Many Franciscan communities all over the world celebrate the Transitus in various ways. The CFR's perform a play about the life and death of St. Francis...I hear that it's very beautiful and entertaining. Below is the information:

LOCATION:St. Adalbert's Church (next to St. Crispin Friary) 420 East 156 St.Bronx, NY 10455(718) 665-2441

Here are two articles with pictures from the play they put on last year and the year before:

No matter where you are in the world, I hope that everyone has a wonderful and prayerful Transitus!

Be on the lookout for my St. Francis Day post on Thursday!


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