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“This is our function in each other’s lives: to hold the space for each other’s beauty, that our beloved can leave us and we will feel in his (or her) absence how beautiful we are.”

—Marianne Williamson, from “A Woman’s Worth” quoted in “The Heron Dance Book of Love and Gratitude.”

 

 




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Be Lovers of Your Souls

 

This evening, I attended the 6th day of a 9-day prayer devotion to St. Clare of Assisi at a Poor Clare monastery. Right after the adoration of Christ in the form of consecrated bread, a priest gave a talk about St. Clare’s final words. I believe that her purity and constant love for God and others gave her words a lot of power. It must have been something she prayed each day in some form or other. Her presence was so palpable and living in the priest’s speaking of her words:

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