St. Clare of Assisi

I’d rather be blogging. I know there have been few posts this summer, but really I do like to write. I write in my head all the time. But it’s crunch time over here. We’re in the middle of painting on our main level, which includes our school area. Suffice it to say, that the school year hinges on me using all my spare time to scrape off wallpaper. After that there’s painting, then purging, reorganizing, and THEN planning for school. It’s a mad rush.

Squeeze in there new window treatments, some made by me, and possibly new floors…although I will do school planning first. It’s August, after all!

But I had to take a little break and share this new blog for the feast of St. Clare: Food and Festivities of the Christian Year. We had a new babysitter this spring, and I chatted with her as I was picking her up and driving her home. We talked about the Liturgical Year and how it’s been one of my favorite subjects, when she said her mother’s friend was working on a cookbook on the Liturgical Year. I had not heard of her (later I found she is mentioned in the Foreword of Evelyn Vitz’s cookbook), but I was eager to meet someone who shared the same love. Colleen did not disappoint. She is so lovely and faithful. She is so more seasoned than I, so I love to read and hear her perspective. When she reopened her blog, I had to share it!

Her post today on St. Clare is wonderful — what a clever (and delicious) idea of eclairs!

This feast of St. Clare ends the 800th anniversary of the Poor Clare nuns. I’ve written before how special this saint is to our family, particularly to my mother, who is a Third Order Franciscan.

I am looking for a good biography about St. Clare. My favorite author, Mother Mary Francis, wrote one on St. Collette, but not St. Clare. Her other books all glean wisdom from their Holy Mother Clare, but it’s not quite the same.

Next week I’ll be able to announce another special project I’ve been working with Colleen. Stay tuned!

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3 thoughts on “St. Clare of Assisi

  1. There are many biographies about saint Clare. We have her writings in our home library. In Dutch There is a good biography of zr. Edith Goorbergg but it isn”t translated. In German there is a biography of Father Anton Rotzetter (also translated in dutch). In your language, I find: M. Bartoli, Clare of Assisi. London, 1993. In the serie Classics of western spirituality there is a translation of her writings.(together with the writings of Saint Francis of Assisi). I hope, I help you.
    Hans de Jong

      • It is the advantage of living in a small country, surrounded by people who speak other languages like German, French and English. It is necessary to know their languages. You have an other advantage. You have readers all about the world what is also very interesting.

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