Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Celebrating St. Clare

For the past 13 or so years, we've been going to Adoration on Monday evenings at the local Poor Clare Monastery.  Yesterday being the feast of St. Clare, the nuns were in their festive mode (as much as cloistered nuns can be, of course).  

I love special days when they bring out the extra fancy monstrance.
I apologize for the quality, I am clearly not good with point and shoot cameras!

For certain feasts, they usually have a statue or some small shrine area set up to commemorate what they are celebrating.

For this feast, according to legend, St. Clare was entertaining a bishop for dinner when he asked her to say the blessing over the food.  She was reluctant but obedient, and when she blessed the food, a cross appeared on the bread.  In that spirit, the nuns put out baskets of blessed buns.

We decided to wait until we left Adoration to indulge in our holy morsels.

I know I'm a day late, but...Happy Feast Day, sisters.

God Bless!