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!

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 […]
Holy Newness
Give me someone with Parkinson’s disease, cancer, or a stroke, I told my hospice supervisor, I just can’t handle another […]
The Generosity of Golfers and Monks
Brandon Mathews is a 25-year-old professional golfer. He was in a tie for the championship of the Argentine Open when […]
Utterly and Particularly Unique
When I was in my twenties, I met and became friends with a woman named Kate. She was fun and […]
How To Sell A Car, Franciscan-style
Did you know that it was during St Francis’ life, spurred by the growth of the merchant class, that money […]
Dinner Parties for Widows and Millennials – An All Soul’s Day Reflection
When you hear the word widow, what do you think of? Old ladies, spiders, the city of Nain, two copper […]
Is Bill Gates’ Daughter a Franciscan?
Netflix is currently airing a three-part series on Bill Gates. It provides a great glimpse into a complicated man, his […]
Reflection: Serving Others as Brothers and Sisters
September 2019 The centerpiece of our Franciscan ministry is the Gospel and its call to be disciples of Christ by […]