Today at our Sunday Mass in the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels, we honour St Clare, companion of St Francis, and patron of television.
Television is a great invention, it allows us to see the world from our sitting rooms. Meaning "I see far", it is a limited medium if we allow it to dominate our lives. There is a greater vision which awaits us, and this is the vision St Clare saw - the vision of Christ himself and the place he has prepared for us. In her love of Jesus Christ, Clare was led to deep understanding of the mystery of the Holy Eucharist. It is in our relationship with the Eucharistic Lord that we come to the vision of God. As an intercessor for our Fraternity and its work, may Clare, the bride of Christ, inspire us to seek him with all our hearts in the Holy Eucharist.
St Clare, intercede for us. Your heart was so devoted to Christ, he led you to the vision of his glory. Hear us, dear sister, watch over our Fraternity and guide us to the Heart of our Saviour - the Heart pierced for us so its wound could become the door to eternity, the window to the vision of God.