writings of St. Clare of Assisi reveal not only her sublime
St. Clare did not, however, confine her love within
temporal bounds; it extended into eternity as well.
After indicating in her brief Rule
the beginning, the Church has honored the memory of the dead
The Rule of St. Clare also includes legislation for
the celebration of the
solemn observance of Masses for the departed, a striking reminder
Eucharist is at the heart of the Paschal reality of Christian death.
The 13th century manuscript known as “the breviary
of St. Clare,” which is still preserved at San Damiano, has the full
texts of Masses
Eucharist sacrifice is also offered for the faithful departed
May St. Clare help us to deepen our faith in
the efficacy of prayer for those who have gone before us,
prayer is capable not only of helping them,