STEP BY STEP   GRACE BY GRACE

Jesus, Lord and Lover,…grant that we may always abound in that sisterly love which is the mark and the seal of the daughters of Francis and Clare.

Jesús, Señor y Amante,…concede que el cariño entre nosotras, marca y sello de las hijas de Francisco y Clara, sea siempre abundante.

Lord, look upon this religious who,

 following in the way of St. Clare,

wishes to imitate Your Son more closely….

            Señor, mira sobre esta religiosa

     que siguiendo el camino de Santa Clara,

       desea imitar a Tu Hijo más de cerca ….

Receive this veil….  In imitation of your Mother St. Clare, may you be an image of the Church: a spouse wholly given

 in humility of heart to Christ, who is loved above all others.

Recibe este velo….  En imitación de tu Madre Santa Clara,

que tu seas una imagen de la Iglesia: una esposa entregada totalmente en humildad de corazón a Cristo, quien es amado sobre todo.

I…vow to God, before the witness of

the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Father St. Francis,

our Mother St. Clare and all the saints….

Yo,…en presencia de la Bienaventurada Virgen María, de nuestro Padre San Francisco, de nuestra Madre Santa Clara, y de todos los santos, hago voto a Dios….

Dear Sister, what do you ask of God and His Church?

I ask for God’s merciful love and a share in the life

 of this religious community of Poor Clares.

  Pido el amor misericordioso de Dios y formar parte

    de la vida de esta comunidad religiosa de Clarisas.

  Lord, here I am!  You have called me;

be it done to me according to Your word.

¡Aquí estoy, Señor!  Tú me has llamado.

   Hágase en mi de ocuerdo a Tu palabra.

 

Receive the Rule of your Mother St. Clare, the book of life, the marrow of the Gospel, the way of perfection, the key of Paradise: by observing it faithfully may it bring you to perfect charity.

Recibe la Regla de tu Madre Santa Clara, el libro de vida,

lo esencial del Evangelio, el camino de perfección,

la llave del Paraíso: que por observandolo fielmente,

te traiga a la caridad perfecta.

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Following in the Footsteps

of our Mother St. Clare

 

On May 8, 2018, the memorial of the

Blessed Virgin Mary,

Mediatrix of All Graces,

our novice professed her simple vows

in a bilingual ceremony

that celebrated her Hispanic heritage

and the rich spirituality of her new

Franciscan-Clarian family.