Little Flowers 5th Meeting - Joy/Mirthfulness & St. Clare of Assisi

JOY~MIRTHFULNESS
Feast Day - August 11
Traditional Feast Day - August 12
Born: July, 1194 - Died: August, 1253


Patron of: clairvoyance, eye disease, goldsmiths, laundry, embroidiers, gilders, good weather, needleworkers, telephones, telegraphs, television

Be very joyful and glad, filled with a remarkable happiness and a spiritual joy! [Progress] from good to better, from virtue to virtue, so that He Whom You serve with the total desire of Your soul may bestow on You the reward for which You so long. (Blessing of St. Clare, 21, 32)
Meeting Activities
Memory Verse
St. Clare Coloring Page
Embroidery Pattern
Orange Tulips
Joyful Coloring Page - Print page 4-4
Joyful Music  - #6 on Virtue Activity Page
Info on the Poor Clares - the order that St. Clare founded


Biography
Catholic Culture
Saints & Angels
EWTN
American Catholic
Domestic-Church
Women of Faith & Family


Audio & Video Resources
Homily: Feast of St. Clare
Video St. Clare of Assisi - Bob & Penny Lord
Audio St. Clare of Assisi - Bob & Penny Lord

Prayers
St. Clare's Litany of the Sacred Wounds
Novena to St. Clare of Assisi:
Dear St. Clare, as a young girl you imitated your mother's love for the poor of your native Assisi. Inspired by the preaching of St. Francis, who sang enthusiastically of His Lord Jesus and Lady Poverty, you gave your life to Jesus at nineteen years of age, allowing St. Francis to cut off your beautiful hair and invest you with the Franciscan habit. All through your life you offered your great suffering for your Sisters, the Poor Clares, and the conversion of souls. You greatly aided St. Francis with his new order, carrying on his spirit in the Franciscans after his death. Most of all you had a deep love of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, which fueled your vocation to love and care for the poor. Please pray for me (mention your request) that I will seek to keep Jesus as my first love, as you did. Help me to grow in love of the Blessed Sacrament, to care for the poor, and to offer my whole life to God. Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of St. Clare. Through her intercession, please hear and answer my prayer, in the name of Jesus Your Son. Amen.
Go forth in peace, for you have followed the good road. Go forth without fear, for he who created you has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Blessed be you, my God, for having created me.  - Saint Clare of Assisi

Quotes of St. Clare of Assisi
“Place your mind before the mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory! And transform your entire being into the image of the Godhead Itself through contemplation."

"He Christ is the splendor of eternal glory, "the brightness of eternal light, and the mirror without cloud."

"Gaze upon Him, consider Him, contemplate Him, as you desire to imitate Him."

"I come, O Lord, unto Thy sanctuary to see the life and food of my soul. As I hope in Thee, O Lord, inspire me with that confidence which brings me to Thy holy mountain. Permit me, Divine Jesus, to come closer to Thee, that my whole soul may do homage to the greatness of Thy majesty; that my heart, with its tenderest affections, may acknowledge Thine infinite love; that my memory may dwell on the admirable mysteries here renewed every day, and that the sacrifice of my whole being may accompany Thine."

"Totally love Him, Who gave Himself totally for your love."

2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful meeting!! And those dolls aew so cute!

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  2. Thanks! The girls loved the embroidery. The pattern is from Charlotte @ Waltzing Matilda.
    Pax - Lena

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