Monday, February 26, 2024

Followed Saint Francis to embrace a life of poverty and humility

Followed Saint Francis to embrace a life of poverty and humility
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Pili Piñero
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August 11th: Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin
Gospel text
Jn 15,4-10
Jesus said to his disciples: «Live in me as I live in you. As long as you remain in me and I in you, you bear much fruit».
Gospel's Commentary
Today is the day of St. Clare of Assisi, one of the best loved Saints, contemporary of St Francis. She renounced her noble status and wealth to live in humility and poverty, adopting the lifestyle that Francis of Assisi recommended. Clare, with a daring act inspired by her deep desire to follow Christ and her admiration for Francis, at the age of 18 left her family home and made her way in secret to the Friars Minor at the little Church of the Portiuncula. —From that moment she had become the virgin bride of Christ, humble and poor, and she consecrated herself totally to him.

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