Sunday, August 11, 2013

August 11 Saint Clare


History

Clare was devoted to Jesus. She started a new religious order for women, and they wore no shoes, ate no meat, and hardly ever talked to each other. Instead, they talked to God. Once when Clare was very sick, some mean soldiers came to their convent but she had the Blessed Sacrament displayed where the soldiers could see it and then knelt and prayed that God would save the Sisters. The soldiers suddenly became very frightened and ran away.

Activity

Saint Clare told the sisters to remember the miracle of the Blessed Sacrament. She said that whenever they were in church, they should pray, "Save me, O Lord, from every evil – of soul and body." Today after Mass, stay in Church for a little while to remember the miracle God did for Saint Clare and his sisters, and pray the prayer she taught them.

Saint Clare, pray for us!


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