Monday, August 17, 2015

August 17: Saint Clare of Montefalco

St. Clare of Montefalco

History

Saint Clare was a religious sister who was especially devoted to the Passion of Christ. Once she saw a vision of Christ and offered her own heart as a place for Him to leave His Cross. When Sister Clare died, her heart was removed by a doctor and a small crucifix, about the size of a man’s thumb, was found imprinted on the muscles. Though she died in 1308, her body and her heart have not deteriorated, and Catholics often go to pray by her side and ask the Lord to make them as devoted to Him as she was.


The heart of St. Clare with its
image of the crucifix


Activity

It would be really difficult to fly to Italy today to see Saint Clare’s miraculously preserved body and heart. But thanks to the Internet, you can see photos of them. While you look at these photos, pray that God will make your heart as devoted to Jesus as Saint Clare’s was.


Saint Clare of Montefalco, pray for us!

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