St. Clare — Virgin August 12

St. Clare is the founder of the Poor Clares, for whom St. Francis drew up a rule. They walk barefoot, observe perpetual abstinence, and make poverty the basis of their lives. She died as the Passion was being read, and our Lady and the angels conducted her to glory.

After her shall virgins be brought to the King; her neighbor shall be brought to Thee with gladness. — Gradual

The Imitation of Christ
Oh, the wonderful and hidden grace of the Sacrament, which only the faithful of Christ know, but which unbelievers, and such as are slaves to sin, cannot experience.
The extraordinary devotion of St. Clare to the Blessed Sacrament was rewarded by a miracle. On the day when the Saracens, who besieged Assisi, tried to enter the convent, she held up the ciborium and put them to flight.
When St Clare called upon our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament to help her against the Saracens, He replied: “My protection will never fail you.” He will never fail us either if we have St. Clare’s confidence in Him. Make a special visit to our Lord today and say with all your heart: “Sacred Heart of Jesus I trust in Thee.”
In Thee, O Lord, have I trusted and I shall not be confounded.