St Clare’s Day
Our College community gathered to celebrate the life of St Clare on Friday. Celebrations were a little different due to the impact of Covid-19. Our wonderful Poor Clare Sisters were unable to join us, while Year 12 were the only students permitted to celebrate mass at Mary Immaculate with Fr Bernie. The rest of the College had to remain behind and watch the mass via live stream. This was a unique experience for all of us. Nevertheless, it was wonderful to be able to celebrate the life of St Clare as a College community.
At the conclusion of mass the students shared in a BBQ lunch and then gathered in year groups to watch a movie of their choice. Unfortunately our planned trip to Event Cinema at Bondi Junction had to be cancelled due to the increase in community transmission of Covid-19.
It was certainly a very different St Clare’s Day!
For those who wish to embed the values of St Clare into their everyday lives, the St Clare Novena is a wonderful way to include St Clare in your life each day. Novena comes from the Latin word novem, meaning nine. Praying a novena is a Christian tradition dating back to the earliest followers. There are no exact rules for praying a novena but many people choose to pray to a particular saint for a specific intention at a fixed time every day for nine days. Or perhaps once a week, or if a need is pressing, every hour for nine hours! Sometimes the same prayer is repeated, sometimes different prayers each time, or variations of the prayers are used.