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, let us unite with all people who are 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 for the healing of those who are sick and guidance for their doctors and caretakers.

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 or depression 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.


Click HERE for the reflections for each day of the novena written by the Poor Clare sisters.