“When a profound silence covered all things and night was in the middle of its course, your all-powerful Word, O Lord, bounded from heaven’s royal throne.” (Wisdom 18)
Imagine that the year is 1250 – almost 800 years ago. It’s Christmas eve and the Abbess and founder of the Poor Clares, she who will become St. Clare of Assisi, lies ill in bed at the convent in Assisi. She is alone. She has sent all the other Sisters – even those who were taking care of her – to the chapel to attend the Christmas midnight mass.
It was then – as