Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Novena to St. Clare
Today is the vigil of the Solemnity of St. Clare. The Sisters have been praying a very beautiful novena to their Mother St. Clare during these days. I would like to share with you the final prayer of this novena so that you can join with the Sisters as they prepare to celebrate their mother and foundress tomorrow.
Loving Father, You have shared with us every good thing, but Your love is made especially manifest in the gift of Your Beloved Son. May we respond to this wonderful gift of love by accepting to live in intimate union with Him. Grant to each of us the grace to offer our whole being in a sacrifice of love to You and, like St. Clare, to become “passionate lovers of the poor, crucified Christ”, who lives and reigns with You, for ever and ever. Amen.