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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Saint Clare (1193-1252), Franciscan nun 2nd Letter to Agnes of Prague, 18-23 (trans. ©The Province of St Mary of the Capuchin Order, 2006 rev.) "Consider the poor Christ"

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

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Saint Clare (1193-1252), Franciscan nun 2nd Letter to Agnes of Prague, 18-23 (trans. ©The Province of St Mary of the Capuchin Order, 2006 rev.)

                         "Consider the poor Christ"

      Embrace the poor Christ. Look upon him who became contemptible for you and follow him, making yourself contemptible in this world for him. Gaze, consider, contemplate, desiring to imitate your spouse, who though more beautiful than the children of men became, for your salvation, the lowliest of men, was despised, struck, scourged untold times throughout his entire body, and then died amid the sufferings of the cross! 

      If you suffer with him, you will reign with him; weeping with him, you will rejoice with him; dying on the cross of tribulation with him, you will possess heavenly mansions with him among the splendor of the saints and in the Book of Life your name will be called glorious among the peoples. Because of this you shall share always and forever the glory of the kingdom of heaven in place of what is earthly and passing, and everlasting treasures instead of those that perish, and you shall live forever and ever.


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