Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Celebrating 800

Poor Clare nuns' reclusive life of prayer reveals true riches
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, celebrates with the Poor Clares in Mission:
Sisters Claire Marie, (left), Agnes Marie, Roberta Marie, Laura Maria, Marie-Celine,
Sophia Maria, and (not in photo) Marie Therese, Christine, and Mary Francis.
OSBs Fr. Mark, Frater Leo join in. Nathan Rumohr / The B.C. Catholic.
For 800 years the Order of St. Clare has inspired women to serve God through a life of prayer. The Archdiocese of Vancouver celebrated this milestone recently and The B.C. Catholic was there:
Not many groups can commemorate an 800th anniversary, but the archdiocese's Poor Clares have been doing that for the past year. On Aug. 12 they honoured their order's founding as Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, celebrated Mass at the Poor Clare monastery in Mission, recognizing their beginnings in 1212.
"The contemplative life demonstrated by the Poor Clares is a constant reminder that God gives full meaning and joy to human lives," said the archbishop.
"Following in the steps of their beloved foundress, the Poor Clares have sought the Lord and brought to realization that experience of God Who tells us to taste and see that the Lord is good," Archbishop Miller said during his homily.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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