Sister Goldenhair

Feast of St Clare of Assisi and I always think of the shock I experienced when I saw her the shorn-off tresses of her hair shining silver blonde in a glass casket at San Damiano.

 

I’ve written about her several times, the lightness, sweetness and beauty in all she did, the friendship with St Francis, the way she inspired the women around her.

 

Letter to Blessed Agnes of Prague:

What you hold, may you continue to hold, what you do, may you keep doing and not stop,  but with swift pace, nimble step, and feet that do not stumble so that even your walking does not raise any dust, may you go forward tranquilly, joyfully, briskly, and cautiously along the path of happiness,  trusting in no one and agreeing with no one insofar as he might want to dissuade you from pursuing your founding purpose or might place a stumbling block in your way, preventing you, in that perfection with which the Spirit of the Lord has called you, from fulfilling your vows to the Most High.

 

St Clare's hair

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