It’s time for letter C in the April A to Z challenge!
St Clare was a very humble woman. Desiring to live her life in poverty as St Francis of Assisi, she found her richness in the love of God. Her devotion to the Eucharist is quite inspiring! According to catholic.com, “An army of rough soldiers came to attack Assisi and they planned to raid the convent first. Although very sick, St. Clare had herself carried to the wall and right there, where the enemies could see it, she had the Blessed Sacrament placed. Then on her knees, she begged God to save the Sisters. ‘O Lord, protect these Sisters whom I cannot protect now,’ she prayed. A voice seemed to answer: ‘I will keep them always in My care.’ At the same time a sudden fright struck the attackers and they fled as fast as they could.”
St Clare of Montefalco was particularly devoted to the Passion of Christ. So much so, that upon her death, an image of the cross was imprinted on her heart and her body remained incorrupt for some time.
St Cuthburga was very hard on herself, but gentle and kind to others. She was a very well-networked woman being the daughter, wife, and mother of kings! She left her husband, however, to become a nun. God works in mysterious ways, doesn’t He?
You can read more on Saints whose names begin with the letter “C” HERE
Join me tomorrow for more Saints AtoZ with the letter “D”!