"May almighty God bless you. May God look upon you with mercy and give you peace..."-Blessing of St. Clare

A message from our Abbess…

July 2019

Dear Friends

Saint Francis, faithful to Scripture, invites us to see nature as a magnificent book in which God speaks to us and grants us a glimpse of his infinite beauty and goodness. Laudate Si – Encyclical Letter by Pope Francis

Early this month, our Brother Keith Warner, OFM, led us in a workshop on Laudate Si, the recent encyclical on Care of the Earth. His sharing helped us to get in touch with our Franciscan roots. From the beginning our brothers and sisters embraced a theology which recognized the beauty and goodness of all creation. For several years now our community has tried to make choices beneficial to our Mother earth. Though humans share our world with many other creatures, we are the only ones with the capacity to cause great destruction. Keith challenged us to ongoing conversion where even small changes can have a large impact on creating a world that will sustain future generations.

We are grateful for your support of our life and mission. Know that we remember you and your intentions in our prayers. May these summer days hold many opportunities for all of us to enjoy the beauties of nature which are charged with the grandeur of God and draws us into God's love.

With love and prayer,

Sr. Carolyn Forgette, osc and all your Poor Clare Sisters

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