During the entirety of August, we celebrate St. Clare, one of St. Francis’ earliest followers, and the founder of the Poor Clare order of nuns. The name Clare means “light bearer” and whether you have a special connection to St. Clare, or no connection at all, we hope that you will find this 30-day series of short video reflections illuminating and inspiring.

St Clare of Assisi

Need some inspiration? Each month you will find a reflection here that we hope will inspire you and your ministry members. Feel free to share it!

Rose of Viterbo – Speaking Truth to Power
In September we celebrate the feast day of St. Rose of Viterbo, a fearless Franciscan lay woman. Darleen Pryds of […]
How to Read Someone Like a Book
A neighbor of mine recently told me that the people living in the canyon below my home are all mentally […]
Introducing St. Francis Retreat Center, San Juan Bautista, California
St. Francis Retreat is a full-scale retreat and conference center, offering varied conference spaces, highly rated food service and dining […]
The Best of 2021 Franciscan-style
Inspiring. Challenging. Funny. Here are the books, TV shows, movies, and podcasts that some of our friars, ministry leaders and […]
Introducing Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside, California
Mission San Luis Rey is a national historic landmark preserving educational and cultural sites including a museum, historic church, burial […]
Introducing St. Francis Center, Los Angeles, California
St. Francis Center’s mission is to feed, serve, and walk with the poor as a community of hope in the […]
Introducing Old Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
Old Mission Santa Barbara is a community of many parts, but one spirit. The Mission has served as a gathering […]
The Art of Photography
  For the final edition of our “Sharing Our Artistic Gift” series, this month features the photography of Giovanni Dominguez, […]
Introducing Serra Retreat, Malibu, California
This is a Catholic retreat and conference center which provides the space, in a beautiful setting, for peace, serenity and […]