It was a big warm day already so I will keep this short. It special to start last night knowing that today is the feast of St Clare! Maria chose her for her patron saint almost 20 years ago simply because her feast is close to her birthday in 3 days. Yet, St Clare turned out to be a very important Saint for Maria and our entire family when she entered the Poor Clares to discern for 5 months back in 2004. How we fell in love with St Clare and the amazing Faith she had and poverty/humility she embraced, and the amazing call of a contemplative/cloistered nuns! Although Maria discerned out and is now expecting her 5th and married and in the military with her captain husband... we continue to hold The Poor Clares close to our hearts and call on them for prayers when needed. They were huge in lifting us up during Patrick and John!
While sitting at the beef show I noticed all these wonderful quotes from St Clare this morning. St Clare turned away men that were attacking the town and convent by carrying out Jesus in a monstrance!
Watching the kids walking in the light streaming into the barn with their calves and reading glorious words like this from St Clare. It was a heavenly beef show this year, thanks to the sweet light streaming in and the words of St Clare!
So filled with wonder and awe!