The Canticle of Exhortation to Saint Clare and Her Sisters (1225) - 394 

1Listen, little poor ones called by the Lord,
who have come together from many parts and provinces.a
2Live always in truth,
that you may die in obedience.b
3Do not look at the life outside,
for that of the Spirit is better.c

4I beg you through great love,
to use with discretion
the alms which the Lord gives you.

5Those who are weighed down by sickness
and the others who are wearied because of them,
all of you: bear it in peace.d
6For you will sell this fatigue at a very high price
and each one [of you] will be crowned queen
in heaven with the Virgin Mary.e




Clare of Assisi: Early Documents, p. 394