“O dearest, look on heaven that invites us, and bear the cross and follow Christ who preceded us; indeed, after various and many tribulations we shall enter through him into his glory. Love with your whole heart God and Jesus, his son, crucified for our sins, and never let his memory escape your mind; make yourself meditate continually on the mysteries of the cross and the anguish of the mother standing beneath the cross”.
(From the letter of Saint Clare)
Blessing of Saint Clare
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He show His face to you and be merciful to you.
May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace.
I bless you in my life and after my death as much as I can and more than I can. with all the blessings with which the Father of mercies has and will have blessed His sons and daughters in heaven and on earth. Amen.
Always be lovers of God and your souls and the souls of your Sisters, and always be eager to observe what you have promised the Lord.
May the Lord be with you always and, wherever you are, may you be with Him always. Amen
Lord Jesus Christ, you are the light of the world and illumine the darkness of our lives with the holy men and women who live your gospel, grant us that we might understand what you wish us to do and perform it with a willing and joyful heart. Give us through the intercession of Saint Clare, whose very name means light, that we may love you and follow you in our daily lives. Amen.