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“We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. If we love things, we become a thing. If we love nothing, we become nothing. Imitation is not a literal mimicking of Christ, rather it means becoming the image of the beloved, an image disclosed through transformation. This means we are to become vessels of God's compassionate love for others.” 

– Clare of Assisi


on the Spirituality of Clare of Assisi

By: Briege O'Hare OSC

The retreat on the Spirituality of Clare of Assisi was originally presented in 2005 by Briege O’Hare OSC, a Poor Clare of the Light of Christ Monastery, Dundalk, Ireland, to the Sisters of St. Francis of Stella Niagara, New York.

We thank the Stella Niagara Franciscans for allowing us to use and to make this material available to others.

Lower down change this section to the following:  The retreat is presented in seven sessions which are posted below. Each session includes an audio recording in English and PDF documents of the talk with reflection questions in English, Spanish and Portuguese.


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