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"Clare,

shines brilliantly:

brilliant by her bright merits,

by the brightness of her

great glory in heaven,

by the brilliance of her

sublime miracles on earth.


Clare,

her strict and lofty way

of religious life radiates

here on earth, while the

magnitude of her eternal rewards glows

from above and her

virtue begins to dawn

upon all mortal beings

with magnificent signs." 


These words, written by Pope Alexander IV in the Bull of Canonization of St. Clare of August 15, 1255, just two years after her death, are an eloquent and poetic play on the name, Clare, which means light. To learn more about this brilliant saint, click on the following:

St. Clare