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St Clare of Assisi

– from 2nd letter to Agnes of Prague

What you hold, may you always hold.
What you do, may you always do and never abandon.
But with swift pace, light step, unswerving feet,
so that even your steps stir up no dust,
may you go forward securely, joyfully and swiftly,
on the path of prudent happiness, not believing anything,
not agreeing with anything,
that would dissuade you from this resolution or that would place a
stumbling block for you on the way,
so that you may offer your vows to the Most High
in the pursuit of that perfection to which the
Spirit of God has called you.

Artwork right: Women Singing Earth ©Mary Southard Used with permission