My beloved Poor Ladies at Bethlehem Monastery in Barhamsville, Virginia gently chided me for forgetting that today is indeed the solemn festival of Saint Colette, their mother after Saint Clare. In Rome we were all about Blessed Pius IX today!
The Ty Mam Duw Poor Clares in Wales have a very rich section on Saint Colette on their site. Do read it!
Mother Vicaress Thérèse offered to post Paul Claudel’s poem on Saint Colette for us. We are waiting, Mother! Blessed festival of Saint Colette to her worthy daughters the world over, especially to those who bear her name!
The Ty Mam Duw Poor Ladies write:
Colette’s intercession with the Lord has spanned the five centuries since her death, calling forth miracles of love. The deaf hear, the blind see, the lame walk and the dead are restored to life.
Colette’s method of proclaiming the Gospel was not to preach but to pray. Her whole life was spent in prayer. Even when she was asked to