During the entirety of August, we will be celebrating 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!

The Art of Quilting
This month features the quilting of Linda Causee, Marketing Manager at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, California. With almost […]
Introducing the Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, Arizona
In 1951, the Casa de Paz y Bien began as a Catholic retreat center in Scottsdale. Now, as the Franciscan […]
The Art of Studio Art
This month features the art of Eusebio Cortez, a student at the Franciscan School of Theology in San Diego, California. […]
The Art of Painting with Your Daughters
Charlie Brown, Executive Director at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ, tells us, “Art has always helped me connect […]
Introducing Casa Franciscana Mission, Guaymas, Mexico
Supported by Casa Franciscana Outreach, Scottsdale, AZ The Casa Franciscana Mission in Guaymas (CFMG), Sonora, Mexico dates back to 1968, […]
The ARTFUL Life of Brother Pat Groves
Brother Pat Groves O.F.M., is remembered by his brothers as a friar who followed the beat of his own drum. […]
Introducing San Damiano Retreat Center (SD)
The mission of San Damiano Retreat is to provide a peaceful environment of natural beauty where spiritual renewal and growth […]
The Art of Drawing
This month we feature the drawings of Farit Alvare. Farit is a security guard at St. Francis Center in Los […]
Millennials: Making the Franciscan Movement Relevant
Millennials are changing our culture in profound ways. One is their adoption and promotion of the sharing economy, sometimes described […]