August 8, 2012
the Founding of the Poor Clare Sisters
Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, will be the main celebrant at a Mass marking the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Poor Clare Sisters. Father Mario Mastrangelo, O.F.M. Cap. will be the homilist.
9:30 a.m. (Mass)
Monastery of Saint Clare
1319 Dogwood Street (for GPS purposes)
Langhorne, PA 19047 (Bucks County)
Saint Clare, was born in 1194. Her life was one of poverty, and service to her sisters and all who sought prayer and counsel. She was canonized a Saint in 1255, two years after her death.
The Poor Clares were founded in 1212. Each year, the sisters in Pennsylvania celebrate the feast of Saint Clare on August 11th. A Novena in their chapel begins on August 2nd. During this time, they entrust special intentions to Mary, Our Holy Mother. Petitions received are placed under the altar in the chapel. Saint Clare is especially honored during the Triduum which is held during the three days preceding her feast day.