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Pope Benedict XVI, We Love You!

The relic of Our Holy Mother Clare which was venerated at the Transitus Celebration on Aug. 10th. “Gospel radicalism finds expression in the mission God has chosen to entrust to us: from the contemplative life, which welcomes into its cloisters the Word of God in eloquent silence and adores His beauty in the solitude which he alone... [Read more...]

Our Holy Mother Clare, Pray for Us

“What a great and worthy exchange – To leave the things of time for those of eternity, To choose the things of heaven for the goods of earth, To receive the hundred-fold in place of the one. And to possess a blessed and eternal life.” The Novena to St. Clare begins today (Providentially, the novena begins on the very day when... [Read more...]

A Beautiful Holy Mother Clare Feast Day!

Our celebration of the solemnity of Our Holy Mother Clare was splendid.  To everyone who sent email greetings, cards, telephone calls, and visits : THANK YOU!  We praise God for the gift of our friends and extended spiritual family.  We prayed in a special way for all of our Franciscan family, especially all of our fellow Poor Clares.   Our Canadian... [Read more...]

Clare – Bright Light…Shine On!

Our Holy Mother Clare, Pray for us! Tomorrow is the Feast Day of St. Clare of Assisi (a Solemnity for Poor Clares).  This year the festivities will be heightened as we are celebrating her newly installed stained glass window in the Chapel of Our Lady of Solitude.  Above you can see a photo of a portion of the window.  So full of light. ... [Read more...]

August activities

Usually the month of August is a time for Phoenicians to escape the heat, but we were blessed with an influx of visitors. Fr. Kline and his good friend, Fr. Dandurand from the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, came for a week retreat at the beginning of the month. Br. Francis, CFR enjoyed the sites, sounds, and critters of the desert, his first time to the... [Read more...]

To the God of Heaven give thanks!

In the name of the Lord who loves us, peace. That beautiful greeting is taken from a Letter attributed to St Barnabas from this morning’s Office of Readings. Indeed He loves us, and that love is the source of our peace. Not peace without struggle and warfare, but PEACE always and in all circumstances because of His Love. We pray this... [Read more...]

Our First Blog

July 28, 2007Welcome Ladies and Gents, to the first of many blogs concerning the happenings of the Poor Clares here in fair Arizona. Being the spiritual daughters of our Rev Mother Angelica, we want to use all that our modern media makes available for the glory of God, and the furthering of His Eucharistic Kingdom.Through these weekly blogs, sometimes... [Read more...]

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