Fiesta de Sta. Clara: 11 Agosto 2011

Last 11 August 2011, I hitched a ride with my office mate who was on her way home to Fairview. Since we end work at 6:00 AM for the graveyard shift, I decided to ride with her as I planned to hear the Bishop’s Mass in the Real Monasterio de Sta. Clara along Katipunan Avenue. It was, after all, the feast day of one of my favorite saints, Sta. Clara and likewise, the feast of the nuns I always ask prayers from (and I, in turn, always pray for), the Poor Clares.

Their original monastery, ostensibly called the Real Monasterio de la Inmaculada Concepción de la Madre de Dios de las Monjas de Sta. Clara, was established in 1621 in the old walled city of Intramuros. 20 Spanish maidens, under the spiritual guidance and mighty direction of their first Mother Abess Sor Jerónima de la Asunción, began the silent story of the contemplative monastery of Sta. Clara, a place that has witnessed quiet prayers and silent lives for the past 390 years. Countless women have gone through its portals, never to be seen again by the world.

Last 11 August 2011, devotees again flocked in the thousands to celebrate the feast of the Seraphic partner of Saint Francis of Assisi in his work of evangelization, Sta. Clara.


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4 Responses to Fiesta de Sta. Clara: 11 Agosto 2011

  1. marissa araneta says:

    I read your blog on Assumption and it really brought tears of remembrance to my eyes. I had a wonderful time at the Assumption, 4 years in Herran and the rest of gradeschool and then high school at San Lorenzo. Thank you for your choice of words. Are you a brother of an assumptionista? Who are you? My curiosity is piqued since seeing one so young (as you are) and so interested in things of the past.

  2. before taking my daughter her bar exams, she was dreamed of a Nun, she doesnt if was that Nun, and finally she saw the Picture of Sta. Clara and she said that She was the Nun she dreamed of..

  3. and thanks to Sta. Clara because she passed her bar exams at her first take..=D

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