Blessed are the Poor

“O blessed poverty,

who bestows eternal riches on those

who love and embrace her!

O holy poverty,

to those who possess and desire you

God promises the kingdom of heaven

and offers, indeed, eternal glory and blessed life!

O God-centered poverty,

whom the Lord Jesus Christ

who ruled and now rules heaven and earth,

who spoke and things were made,

condescended to embrace before all else!

~  St. Clare of Assisi


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