Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are blessed to have Sisterly connections with Poor Clare Communities. One of those monasteries is the Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy, Belleview, IL. We share their novena A Co-Worker of Mercy, St. Clare of Assisi and the Works of Mercy in preparation for the Feast of St. Clare.
Feed the Hungry
Feeding the hungry is a simple work that even a child can do. In fact, it is a work of mercy which St. Clare of Assisi do as a young child accompanying her pious mother, Ortolana, as she brought food to the poor of her city. Clare’s concern for the hungry poor continued throughout her lifetime-and she reminds us today to see the Face of Christ in the poor who ask for bread.
Download the entire pdf of this novena. Click here: PoorClareBelleviewILNovenaofSt.Clare
Find out more about this particular community of Poor Clares. Click here.