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The St. Clare Prayer Book: Listening for God's Leading

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For all who love St. Francis and his spirit of passionate creativity and devotion to God, this prayer book is an invitation to experience the spiritual gifts of one of his closest companions. Clare was a deep, ready source of wisdom—a well to Francis's river.


Discover the spirituality of St. Clare and how it complements that of St. Francis. Enter into a week of morning and
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Paraclete Press
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Kyle Potter
Jun 15, 2011 Kyle Potter rated it really liked it
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This attractive prayer book begins with an introduction and biographical chapter that commends the life and witness of Clare of Assisi before moving into the short daily offices (prayer services). The offices can each be prayed slowly and meditatively in ten to fifteen minutes. There is one separate morning prayer and one evening prayer office for each of seven days, and a quick compline (night prayer) that's the same for each night. Each day includes collects (set prayers) quotations, and Scrip ...more
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Feb 15, 2016 Jan rated it it was amazing
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Will continue to read, study, and reread it.
Tanya Marlow
Dec 17, 2015 Tanya Marlow rated it it was amazing
After reading Sweeney’s outstanding biography of St Francis, I thought I’d get this book, which is a combination of a mini-biography of St Clare (St Francis’ best friend) and a liturgy of prayers written by her for morning and evening prayer.

It wasn’t quite as sparkling as his St Francis book, but still a thoroughly enjoyable biography, beautiful prayers, and a pleasingly quick read. This book would be useful for anyone looking for a breviary, or similar: there are some good Bible passages and
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Nov 01, 2008 Pat rated it liked it
I liked the fact that the author provided a background on St. Clare. That seemed to help me connect more with the prayers.
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Jon M. Sweeney is an independent scholar and writer of popular history. He is married, the father of three, and lives in Montpelier, Vermont. He has worked in book publishing for 25 years: after co-founding SkyLight Paths Publishing, he was the editor in chief and publisher at Paraclete Press, and in August 2015 became editorial director at Franciscan Media Books.

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