St Clare of Assisi

Friday, March 18, 2011

Words of our Mother St Clare to ponder during Lent


“... dwell on holy humility, the blessed poverty, the untold labours and burdens which He endured for the redemption of all mankind.  Then, in the depths .... contemplate the ineffable charity which led Him to suffer on the wood of the Cross and die thereon the most shameful kind of death. 

.... suspended on the wood of the Cross, urged those who passed by to consider, saying: “All you who pass by the way, look and see if there is any suffering lide My suffering!” (Lam 1:12).  Let us answer Him with one voice and spirit, as He said:  Remembering this over and over leaves my soul downcast within me (Lam 3:20)!   ... let yourself be inflamed more strongly with the fervour of charity!

If you suffer with Him, you shall reign with Him,
If you weep with Him, you shall rejoice with Him;
If you die with Him on the cross of tribulation, you shall possess heavenly mansions in the splendor of the saints
and, in the Book of Life, your name shall be called glorious among man.

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