Friday, August 12, 2011
2nd Day of Celebration
Today is the 2nd day for the Poor Clares to celebrate their foundress, St. Clare. Franciscans are famous for celebrating! One day is not enough for this celebration. I would like to share another part of St. Clare’s beautiful novena that the Sisters prayed before her feast day.
Seraphic St. Clare, whose virginal heart was great enough to love the whole world, take our petitions into your pure hands and present them to God. Pray for us that we may one day enter in joyously before the throne of God. Let the light of your perfect purity consume the shadows of sin and corruption that darken the world. Intercede by your innocence for our youth. Safeguard the peace of our homes and the unity of our families. Plead with your chaste love for all in peril.