St. Clare of Assisi

St. Clare was a remarkable woman who left her privileged family in 1211 to embrace a life of prayer and poverty, form a religious community and inspire a movement that continues to this day.

She identified with Francis’ gospel vision, and together they forged a spiritual partnership that blossomed into a great religious family. Her Feast Day is August 11 and she is the patron saint of clairvoyance, eye disease, goldsmiths, good weather, needle workers, and television.

Click on the button by each day  to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati. Or read the prayers at your own pace.

Day 1 – As you pray for your personal intentions, please pray for all people praying this Novena around the world.

Day 2 – Let us pray together for the poor, forgotten, desperate and lonely around the world and in our neighborhoods.

Day 3 – Today let us pray for all those suffering from broken relationships and family struggles.

Day 4 – As you pray for your personal intentions, please pray that God’s light shines within each of us and we radiate that light to others.

Day 5 –  Today we pray for our youth to be safe, loved and to know God.

Day 6 – Let us pray for all those suffering with mental illness and their families.

Day 7 – Please remember to pray for Pope Francis and all our spiritual leaders.

Day 8 – Pray that we will trust in God’s voice and promises even when it is not convenient for us.

Day 9 – As you pray for your personal intentions, please remember those who are dying and those grieving the loss of a loved one.