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!

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 […]
The Art of Sewing
  This month features the sewing of Maria Cabrera, a volunteer at Old Mission Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, California. […]
Introducing The Franciscan School of Theology, San Diego, California
The Franciscan School of Theology (FST) is committed to embodying Franciscan theology in a religiously and culturally diverse world. FST […]
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 […]