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Thought for the Day – 11 August – The Memorial of St Clare of Assisi (1194-1253)

Thought for the Day – 11 August – The Memorial of St Clare of Assisi (1194-1253)

O wondrous blessed clarity of Clare!
In life she shone to a few,
after death she shines on the whole world!
On earth she was a clear light,
Now in heaven she is a brilliant sun.

O how great the vehemence of the
brilliance of this clarity!
On earth this light was indeed kept
within cloistered walls,
yet shed abroad its shining rays.
It was confined within a convent cell,
yet spread itself through the wide world.

Pope Innocent IV  (1195-1254)

He, Christ, is the splendour of eternal glory, “the brightness of eternal light and the mirror without cloud.”   Behold, I say, the birth of this mirror.   Behold Christ’s poverty even as He was laid in the manger and wrapped in swaddling clothes.   What wondrous humility, what marvellous poverty!   The King of angels, the Lord of heaven and earth resting in a manger!   Look more deeply into the mirror and meditate on His humility, or simply on His poverty.   Behold the many labours and sufferings He endured to redeem the human race.   Then, in the depths of this very mirror, ponder His unspeakable love which caused Him to suffer on the wood of the cross and to endure the most shameful kind of death.   The mirror Himself, from His position on the cross, warned passers-by to weigh carefully this act, as He said:  “All of you who pass by this way, behold and see if there is any sorrow like mine.”
Let us answer His cries and lamentations with one voice and one spirit:  “I will be mindful and remember and my soul will be consumed within me.”from a letter to Blessed Agnes of Prague by Saint Clare of Assisi

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2 thoughts on “Thought for the Day – 11 August – The Memorial of St Clare of Assisi (1194-1253)

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