HOLY WOMAN—St. Clare as depicted in a church’s stained-glass window. The saint was known for her deep devotion and spirituality.
“For many of us, prayer is our lifeboat, but we still find ourselves treading water from time to time,” says Jon M. Sweeney in “The St. Clare Prayer Book: Listening for God’s Leading.”
St. Clare of Assisi is often overlooked in favor of her more colorful contemporary, St. Francis of Assisi, who traveled and preached across Europe in the 13th century.