RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SAINT FRANCIS AND SAINT CLARE | A CHRISTIAN PILGRIMAGE
In his essay “Falling in Love and Loving,” the sociologist F. Alberoni says that “the relationship between St. Clare and St. Francis has all the. The love for Christ and the poor did not diminish at all the deep love that united serving others, there can be true love and relationships of great tenderness. Between Francis and Clare, there is something mysterious that. Saint's Quiz. Who was the founder of the Hermits of St. Francis of Assisi? St. Francis of Assisi; St. Which Saint began a reform of the Franciscan Poor Clares ?.
She had the Blessed Sacrament placed at the wall where the enemies could see it. Then on her knees, she begged God to save the Sisters. A voice seemed to answer: Clare became sick and suffered great pains for many years, but she expressed that no pain could trouble her. So great was her joy in serving the Lord that she once exclaimed: Two days later, Clare died at years-old.
Her remains were placed in the chapel of San Giorgio while the church dedicated to her remains was being built. The construction of the Basilica of Saint Clare was finished inand on October 3, Clare's remains were transferred there and buried beneath the high altar.
Nearly years later, her remains were transferred once again to a newly constructed shrine in the crypt of the Basilica of Saint Clare. Her body is no longer claimed to be incorrupt. Clare was very ill, she could not attend mass and was reportedly able to see and hear it on the wall in her room. She is also the patroness of eye disease, goldsmiths, and laundry.
The Love Letters: Saint Francis and Saint Clare
And then, at that moment, something wonderful happened. It seemed as if summer had arrived and thousands and thousands of flowers burst forth in the snow covered fields. After the initial shock, Clare hurried to pick a bouquet of roses and put it in Francis's hands. They are the ones that keep the meaning of the primordial facts of the heart and love. In effect, they never left each other's heart.
A witness at the canonization of Clare says with grazie that to her, Francis "seemed so clearly and luminously like gold that she also saw herself all clear and bright as if in a mirror.
In their searching and doubt each consulted the other and sought a way through prayer. A biographical account of the time says: Then he came to himself and said cheerfully to his close friend, Brother Leo: The historical account could not be more full of loving density. Surely then his peace will guide all to the living Church. Clare, Lady Poverty has found a home in your simplicity. May you be held and protected in your golden silence.
May your meditation touch the world. Mother Church needs you! Someday, you and your sisters will stand in front of the Church offering life's true Bread to many. Smiles will replace hardened faces. Gardens of the heart will grow everywhere. Thank you for being your light, your All.
Clare of Assisi - Wikipedia
Thank you for being my true friend and lover of God. Truly yours, Simple Peace: A Letter To St. Francis of Assisi from St. Clare My Dear Francis, Peace and everything good for you. Who would have ever imagined one of your brothers becoming Bishop of Rome!
Clare of Assisi
Our Lord is truly wonderful. Rome is the place for the rich and powerful and now sitting on the throne is a brother of Francis! I heard he refuses to wear the fancy robes of his office. They say he is preaching humility, serving the poor, and will visit prisoners during our Holy Days? And people say miracles do not exist! Francis, I know there is only one reason to be truly excited and this is when our Lord visits us in our hearts.
But regarding Earthly news, you must admit this is exciting! Kings and Queens, the rich and powerful will be coming to Assisi not to judge you but to ask how can they join you on your path?
Francis and Clare, Saints of Assisi
What will you tell them? Will you ask them to throw their riches into the river? Will you tell them to give all their power away? Francis are you ready for the world to be at your feet like the little birds in your garden? Imagine everyone with one prayer, one heart, asking "Lord make me an instrument!