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Novena in Honor of St. Clare of Assisi

July 28, 2014 by  
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claraPlease join us as we pray a Novena in honor of St. Clare, from August 2nd through August 10th.  Click here to download a copy of the novena.  Fill out the form below to send us your petitions.

Join us at Our Lady of Solitude Chapel to celebrate the Solemnity of Our Holy Clare:

August 10th @ 5 p.m.
Transitus of St. Clare, with Vespers and
Veneration of her Relic

August 11th @ 10 a.m.
Holy Mass on the Solemnity of St. Clare

Novena to Our Holy Mother Clare




…with swift pace, light step, unswerving feet, so that even your steps stir up no dust, may you go forward securely, joyfully, and swiftly, on the path of prudent happiness, not believing anything that would dissuade you from this resolution or that would place a stumbling block for you on the way, so that you may offer your vows to the Most High in the pursuit of that perfection to which the Spirit of the Lord has called you.”  – from the Second Letter of St. Clare to Agnes (11-14)

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4 Responses to “Novena in Honor of St. Clare of Assisi”
  1. Martin says:

    Publishing my novena to St Claire as promised, thank you

    Ask St Claire for three favours, 1 business, 2 impossible, and say nine hail marys and the following prayer for nine days with a lighted candle.
    May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored, glorified and loved today and everyday throughtout the world forever. Amen

    Publish on the ninth day.

    The Invocation: O most Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we praise your Holy Name and the wonders of grace that you worked in your servant, St. Claire. Through her powerful intercession, grant us the favors we beg in this novena. Above all, the grace to live and die as she did, in your most Holy Love.

    Day One: O Seraphic Saint Claire, first disciple of the Poor Man of Assisi, who hast abandoned all riches and honors for a life of sacrifice and of highest poverty… obtain from God for us the grace we ask: (name your request here), that of always submitting to the Divine Will and of living confidently in the providence of our Heavenly Father… Amen.
    Day Two: O Seraphic Saint Claire, who, notwithstanding living separated from the world, hast not forgotten the poor and the afflicted, but hast become a mother to them; sacrificing for them your riches, and working for them innumerable miracles; obtain from God for us the grace we implore: (name your request here). Christian charity towards our brethren, in all their spiritual and temporal needs… Amen.
    Day Three: O Seraphic Saint Claire, light of your country, who hast delivered Italy from barbarous invaders; obtain from God for us the grace we implore: (name your request here), that of overcoming all attacks of the world against faith and morals, thus preserving in our families true Christian peace with a holy fear of God, and a devotion to the Blessed Sacrament… Amen.
    Day Four: Blessed Saint Claire, whose very name means “light,” illuminate the darkness of our minds and hearts, so that we might see what God wishes us to do, and perform it with a willing and joyful heart. Before your birth, a Heavenly voice foretold that you would be a light illuminating the world. Be a light to us in the sorrows and anxieties of this earthly life, and lead us into the eternal light of our home in Heaven… Amen.
    Day Five: O Seraphic Saint Claire, whose virginal heart was great enough to love the whole world… take our petitions into your pure hands and present them to God. Pray for us, that we may one day enter joyously before the throne of God. Let the light of your perfect purity consume the shadows of sin and corruption that darkens the world. Intercede by your innocence for our youth. Safeguard the peace of our homes and the unity of our family. Plead with your chaste love for all in peril… Amen.
    Day Six: Generous Saint Claire, who left wealth, pleasure, and all earthly goods to become the first spiritual daughter of Saint Francis, and to serve God in the cloister… help us to commit our lives to God without limit or measure, so that He may live in us and shine forth from us to all whose lives touch ours. You who loved souls so much as to make your life a continual sacrifice for them. Obtain for us the graces we now implore and win for us the strength to praise God in suffering, as well as in joy… Amen.
    Day Seven: Faithful Saint Claire, loyal daughter of the Church, friend and confidante of Popes… intercede for the holy Church and look graciously from Heaven on our holy Father Pope. Enlighten us to remove from our souls all that hinders the progress of the Church on earth. Grant that we may share your great love for the church of God and spread His kingdom on earth by a holy life. You, who worked miracles in the presence of the Pope on Earth, obtain for us the graces we need, now that you stand in the presence of the most high God in Heaven… Amen.
    Day Eight: Valiant Saint Claire, who fearlessly stood alone against the barbarous Saracens, trusting in the Blessed Sacrament as your only protection… enkindle in us a tender love for Jesus Christ; help us to live Eucharistic lives. You who saved your city of Assisi from plunder and ruin, protect our city and archdiocese, plead for our beloved country and the suffering world. A voice from the Sacred Host rewarded your trust with a promise: “I will always take care of you.” Glorious Saint Clare, from your high place in Heaven, take care of us now in our earthly needs and guide us by your light to Heaven… Amen.
    Day Nine: Gracious Saint Claire, who fulfilled your womanhood by a life of love in prayer and penance… help us to fulfill our destiny that we may one day greet you in Heaven. You who were consoled at your death by a vision of Christ and His Mother, obtain for us the grace that we may die under the special protection of God, and enter into the life and bliss you now enjoy. Have pity on us who struggle, on us who mourn, and win for us the favors of God so that after this life, we may come home to Him, who lives and reigns forever and ever… Amen.


    be praised, adored, glorified and loved
    today and everyday throughout the
    world forever.


  2. Theresa Josiah says:

    Please dear siters,

    Thanks for your service to mankind and God. I am interested to join your order. I am from Sierra Leone.

    Hoping to hear from you

  3. Angela says:

    I have just completed my nine day novena to St Clare, and wish to thank her for listening to my prayers.

  4. Meghana K and leena says:

    I really thank mother Clare.i am confident that my wishes will be granted. As said I followed the instructions. Thanks.

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