Feast of St. Clare

Welcome all Franciscans to the Monastery of St. Clare for the Feast.  

The Transitus is at 7:00 PM August 10.

The Eucharist is at 10:00 AM August 11.



For Saint Clare


Light is your legacy, Clare,

the light that falls across the day,

new each morning with a constancy

that hints at you.


I see you in the early light

spreading the glow of the high place

from which it came,

pristine on stone and icon,

subtle on wooden floor.


From a fountain beyond time

light streams toward me

down long hallways,

sometimes rosy when the sumac

dyes it on its way.

This is the light that searches every deed for love.


I think of you especially at sunset,

when a golden western light

burns through the quiet trees

and strikes the gleam of life in all the leaves,


making the air between them radiant as fire,

mellow evening fire for this hearth,

this place of peace that blesses night

and welcomes dawn

secure, held in your enduring light

San Giorgio CLARE


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