Welcome all Franciscans to the Monastery of St. Clare for the Feast.
The Transitus is at 7:00 PM August 10.
The Eucharist is at 10:00 AM August 11.
For Saint Clare
Light is your legacy, Clare,
the light that falls across the day,
new each morning with a constancy
that hints at you.
I see you in the early light
spreading the glow of the high place
from which it came,
pristine on stone and icon,
subtle on wooden floor.
From a fountain beyond time
light streams toward me
down long hallways,
sometimes rosy when the sumac
dyes it on its way.
This is the light that searches every deed for love.
I think of you especially at sunset,
when a golden western light
burns through the quiet trees
and strikes the gleam of life in all the leaves,
making the air between them radiant as fire,
mellow evening fire for this hearth,
this place of peace that blesses night
and welcomes dawn
secure, held in your enduring light