Tuesday, December 21, 2010

When you have loved [Him], you shall be chaste; when you have touched [Him], you shall become pure; when you have accepted [Him], you shall be a virgin.
Whose power is stronger,
Whose generosity is more abundant,
Whose appearance is more beautiful,
Whose love is more tender,
Whose courtesy is more gracious.
In Whose love you are already caught up;
Who has adorned your breast with precious stones
and has placed priceless pearls in your ears
and has surrounded you with sparkling gems
as though blossoms of springtime
and placed on your head a golden crown
as a sign [to all] of your holiness.

-St. Clare of Assisi, Letter

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