Today the Church remembers St. Clare of Assisi. This entry about St. Clare is reposted from August 9, 2011.


“Go forth without fear, for he that created you has sanctified you, has always

protected you, and loves you like a mother.”

– St. Clare of Assisi

This evening as news reports roll out about starvation in Somalia – 600,000 children are on the brink of death by starvation – I know that, if Clare had been born in this time, she would find a way to feed those kids.  She would not — she could not — allow herself to be distracted by all the perfectly logical, well supported arguments that would prove it is simply impossible to save them.  Clare would not arrive at the certainty of her conviction through careful analysis and human reasoning; she would simply respond to the light of Christ within her, driving her forward to do the just, loving thing.

According to Lesser Feasts and Fasts 2003, Clare (Abbess at Assisi…

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About Mother Beth Tjoflat

Episcopal priest, urban contemplative, playwright, lover of hounds, American of Chilean-Norwegian-Moravian descent. Interests include transformational ministry with the forgotten and marginalized; church planting and congregational development; 12-step spirituality; Hispanic ministry; radical hospitality, and spending time with dear friends.
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1 Response to

  1. betsy free says:

    I love it!!!you must really identify with st. Clare!!

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