Saturday, August 8, 2009
AUGUST 11 - Feast of St.Clare of Assisi
Born July 16, 1194
Died August 11, 1253
Canonized September 26, 1255
Clare fled from her wealthy family to live a life of poverty, founded the Order of Poor Ladies (Poor Clares) at San Damiano in Italy and led it for 40 years.
Quotes from St. Clare:
"Go forth in peace, for you have followed the good road. Go forth without fear, for he who created you has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Blessed be you, my God, for having created me."
“Place your mind before the mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory! And transform your entire being into the image of the Godhead Itself through contemplation."