Celebrating Saint Clare

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.

Partying Like it’s 1255 – St Clare’s Feast Day
St. Clare died in 1253 and became a saint in 1255. Imagine the celebrations in Assisi! Ever since, St. Clare’s […]
St. Clare’s Recipe For Healing
When we think of Saints, we often think of miracles, but Chaplain Jenna Neilsen suggests that St. Clare and her […]
What Do Poor Clare Nuns Do All Day?
The Poor Clare nuns of Spokane, Washington, answer the age-old question: “What do you do all day?   Click here, […]
St. Clare, Holy Fashionista
The much-loved and always flamboyant Corrie Crandall, Director of the Museum Store at Mission San Luis Rey, compares outfits with […]
When the Friars Think of St. Clare….
This is the first of several short videos created by the Franciscan Friars of St. Barbara Province’s Leadership Team/Definitorium. (You […]
St. Clare, Amelia Earhart, and Malala
Pat Julian, Spiritual Director, and retired Director of Retreats at the Casa and Mission San Luis Rey, reflects on one […]
Poor Clare Nuns Top the Charts (and Host a Reality TV Show)
After a lot of soul searching, the Poor Clare Nuns of Arundel, England agreed to create an album, “Light for […]
Fr. David Gaa Reflects on St. Clare
Our first reflection comes from our Provincial Minister, Fr. David Gaa, OFM. He taped this reflection in Rome, where he […]