Merciful God, grant us a spirit of prayer and penance.
By following in the footsteps of Blessed Clara may we be worthy to win the
crown she has received in heaven.

Blessed Clara, a 14th century who married at 12 and was widowed at 15, and despite objections from her family became a Dominican nun, living a life of sacrifice teaching that it is possible to serve the Lord in a multiple of ways always focusing on the Cross. She was known for her prudential judgment, study and charity, particularly when it came to forgiving her father and brother’s killer.