Holy Week

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Lent with St. Clare: Holy Saturday

Without a good base, whether in a family, faith life, or community, there is no stability. St. Clare provided this foundation for the sisters and for others who sought her wisdom.

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Lent with St. Clare: Good Friday

The enormity of Christ offering up his life for us is so great that it will take continual meditation to try and wrap our heads around it. It always will. Clare knew that.

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Lent with St. Clare: Holy Thursday

“She frequently and reverently washed the feet of the serving sisters who returned from outside and, after washing them kissed them.” —The Legend of St. Clare

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Lent with St. Clare: Wednesday of Holy Week

Throughout this time, Clare was not an isolated onlooker but one of the protagonists who determined and influenced the development of this religious movement which Francis had set in motion.

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Cross in a bowl of ashes

Lent with St. Clare: Tuesday of Holy Week

We live in a noisy world. Too often we fill silent moments with endless chatter and loud distractions. Yet in silence there can be great peace.

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Lent with St. Clare: Monday of Holy Week

The poor sisters lived filled with consolation, with assurance. They dared to believe that promise of Jesus. They were learning that he was true to his word and their joy was, indeed, full and free.

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