Clare of Assisi: A Saintly Life Imbued with the Eucharist

by Theresa Cavicchio

On August 11, 1253 A.D., Clare of Assisi, abbess of the Community of Poor Ladies of San Damiano, breathed her last on earth. Born to the noble Offreduccio family (1193/4 A.D.), she was moved by the persuasive preaching of Francis of Assisi, renouncing her birthright and worldly riches to follow him in poverty and adherence to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thus began the Second Order of Franciscans, this one for women, later known as the Poor Clares.

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Christ gives us every grace

August 2

Feast of St. Peter Julian Eymard (1811 – 1868)

“We must keep in mind that the Holy Eucharist, is Jesus Christ past, present, and future; that the Eucharist is the last development of the Incarnation and mortal life of our Savior, that in the Eucharist Jesus Christ gives us every grace; that all truths tend to and end in the Eucharist; and that there is nothing more to be added when we have said, ‘The Eucharist,’ since it is Jesus Christ.”

-St. Peter Julian Eymard

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