Happy Feast of St. Clare
St. Clare, founder of the second order of Franciscans
St. Clare of Assisi was not simply a follower of Francis, she was a formidable, resolute, devout and loving saint whose life centered on this essence of human identity. She and her ladies formed the contemplative side of the Franciscan Order. The Poor Clare nuns at the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati continue her rule as a loving community following the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Blessing of St. Clare
May Almighty God bless you
May God look upon you with eyes of mercy
And give you peace
On earth may God pour forth
Graces on you abundantly
And in heaven... in heaven
May God place you among the saints.
The Poor Clares of Cincinnati sing, The Blessing of St. Clare.
An uncertain world
The Covid-19 pandemic has touched everyone. The virus does not discriminate between rich and poor, powerful or weak. How can we handle the uncertainties of our world? Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, has made a series of videos addressing life during this pandemic. We share, Meditation Prayer and Connecting with Nature in this time of Corona Covid-19 Pandemic 2020
St. Clare's Revolutionary Spiritual Impact
Fr. Greg Friedman recounts Clare of Assisi's contribution to the Franciscan vision through her contemplation of the crucified Christ in this video by Franciscan Media.
Poor Clares celebrate 30 years in Cincinnati
On June 24, 2020, the Poor Clares of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare celebrated 30 years together. In 1990, three Poor Clares nuns in three different monasteries heard the Holy Spirit’s call and responded to that call to live a new expression of Poor Clare life in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Srs. Doris Gerke, Anna Marie Covely, and Dianne Short were welcomed to the Archdiocese by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk and Provincial Minister Jeremy Harrington. Read more about the celebration and their history here. Visit their website at: poorclarescincinnati.org
Letter from the Minister General
Fr. Michael Perry, OFM, Minister General of the Order Friars Minor, writes an encouraging letter to the Poor Clares on the occasion of the Feast of St. Clare. Read his letter here.