We give thanks to the Lord for the consecration of Our Holy Mother Clare. On the 11th of August we concluded a year of celebrations together with all our Franciscan Family. As part of the celebration we, the Capuchin Poor Clares at Our Lady of Light in Denver, CO celebrated the Festival of Saint Clare on our Monastery garden.
Many friends contributed with their time and talents as well as with baked goods and crafts to celebrate in a special way the feast of our Holy Mother Clare. May the Lord reward them in a special way.
We give thanks to the Lord for all the sisters who for this 800th years live the Charisma of Saint Clare and give thanks for our call to this way of life.
As we started the 9th hundred anniversary we ask you to pray to the Lord for all the Poor Clares in the world so that we may be faithful to our call and be good imitators of such a great Mother.
August 11th is the Feast of St. Clare of Assisi.
This year we are celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the consecration of St. Clare and the founding of our Order.
In our monastery we will celebrate the Transitus of St. Clare on August 10th at 7:00 pm.
On Saturday, August 11th it will be a Festival with sales of crafts, bake goods, food, entertainment for children and more. At 6:00 p.m. will be the closing of the Jubilee Year with the celebration of Mass in our Church on 3325 Pecos St. Denver, CO 80211.
Come and join us to one or all of these events in honor of our holy Mother St. Clare
I am indeed able to rejoice, and there is no one who could separate me from such great joy, since I already possess what under heaven I have yearned for, and I see that you, supported by some kind of wonderful claim on the wisdom that comes from God’s own mouth, are formidably and extraordinarily undermining the stratagems of the cunning enemy, the pride that destroys human nature, and the vanity that beguiles human hearts.
I see, too, that you are embracing with humility, the virtue of faith, and the arms of poverty the incomparable treasure that lies hidden in the field of the world and the hearts of human beings, where it is purchased by the One by whom all things were made from nothing.
( Saint Clare)
On the 11th of this month of May we will have a Holy hour in the spirit of Saint Clare of Assissi here at the Monastery of Our Lady of Light. The holy Hour will be at 7:00 pm.
“If so great and good a Lord, then, on coming into the Virgin’s womb, chose to appear despised, needy, and poor in this world, so that people who were in utter poverty and want and in absolute need of heavenly nourishment might become rich in Him by possessing the kingdom of heaven, then rejoice and be glad! Be filled with a remarkable happiness and a spiritual joy!” ( Saint Clare)
“Place your mind in the mirror of eternity;
Place your soul in the splendor of glory;
Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance;
And, through contemplation, transform your entire being into the image of the Divine One himself,
So that you, yourself, may also experience what his friends experience when they taste the hidden sweetness that God alone has kept from the beginning
For those who love him.
And completely ignoring all those who in this deceitful and turbulent world ensnare their blind lovers, you might totally love him who gave himself totally out of love for you, whose beauty the sun and moon admire, and whose rewards, in both their preciousness and magnitude, are without end. I am speaking about the Son of the Most High, to whom the Virgin gave birth and, after whose birth, she remained a virgin”.
( Saint Clare)
With great joy we celebrated the Easter Vigil here at Saint Patrick’s Church, and on Easter Sunday we participated as every Sunday on the 11:00 am Mass. The church was full with joyful voices that sing Alleluia to our risen Lord who for our sake endure the suffering and death.
With the holy women we listened to the Angeles the massage that the Lord is not among the dead, that he Lives:
“But at daybreak on the first day of the week they took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.” And they remembered his words”. (Luke, 24)
The Lord is risen, Alleluia!!
In 1987, our community in Irapuato, Guanajuto, Mexico, agreed to establish a monastery in Denver. The canonical procedures were initiated to arrange for the new foundation. The President of the Federation and the Abbessof the monastery in Irapuato, came to Denver to meet with Fr. Charles Chaput and Archbishop Stafford and look at possible housing sites. The former rectory of St. Patrick’s Church was chosen.
After a time of prayer and reflection, a group of sisters volunteered for the new foundation, and ten were selected to come to Denver to start the Monastery of Our Lady of Light. We left our home monastery in Irapuato and arrived in Denver the night of November 17, 1988 to start our new adventure of faith in the Mile High City.