Happy, indeed, is she whom it is given to share this sacred banquet

by Clare of Assisi

English version by Regis J. Armstrong, OFM CAP & Ignatius C. Brady, OFM
Original Language Italian

Happy, indeed, is she whom it is given to share this sacred banquet,
to cling with all her heart to Him
     Whose beauty all the heavenly hosts admire unceasingly,
     Whose love inflames our love,
     Whose contemplation is our refreshment,
     Whose graciousness is our joy,
     Whose gentleness fills us to overflowing,
     Whose remembrance brings a gentle light,
     Whose fragrance will revive the dead,
     Whose glorious vision will be the happiness of all the citizens of the heavenly Jerusalem.

-- from Francis and Clare: The Complete Works: The Classics of Western Spirituality, Translated by Regis J. Armstrong, OFM CAP / Translated by Ignatius C. Brady, OFM

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