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 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 […]
Introducing St. Anthony Foundation
Introducing St. Anthony Foundation Catholic Social Teachings remind us that, “The person is not only sacred but also social,” and […]
Black History Month
Black History Month provides another opportunity for us to understand the history, experiences, thoughts and feelings of our African American […]
The Art of Knitting
Carol Sanger Knitter and Secretary of the Board, Franciscan Renewal Center Some 60 years ago, my mother taught me to […]
Let Your Light Shine – Share Your Gifts
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light […]
Express Yourself: Leisure, Art, Justice and a Challenge
If you are connected to social media, you are probably already aware of the “Recreate Art Challenge”. Museums everywhere are […]
What’s Running Got To Do With It?
Every morning Mark Benson gets out of bed, brushes his teeth, puts on his running shoes and heads out the […]