"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Passion Sunday

Or Palm Sunday.
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Ever since I was little and read the Little Flowers of St. Francis, this day reminds me of St. Francis and St. Clare.  It was after the festivities of Palm Sunday that St. Francis permitted St. Clare* to slip away unnoticed and enter religious life...  Like their founders, the Poor Clares remain especially devoted to the Sacred Passion of Our Lord.
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Art:  "Crucifixion" - Another masterpiece by John Collier.
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*Legend of St. Clare - Thomas of Celano
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5 comments:

  1. I just received "The Little Flowers"!

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  2. Thanks for letting me learn of a new artist! What a beautiful painting.

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  3. Beautiful painting. Going to get that book out today, thanks, T. Will remember you in prayer this week. S

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  4. Angie - I may be mistaken as to my source for the story of how St. Clare left the world - it may be from Thomas of Celano - another book I had at the time.

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  5. I love this picture..."For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen."

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