"If you seek the Cross of Christ, take my heart;
there you will find the Suffering Lord."
Pope Benedict XVI "Take courage!
Fix your gaze on our saints."
Come with us to the beautiful Umbrian mountains to Montefalco, Italy.
Learn the life of Saint Clare of Montefalco, Founder of the order of The Holy Cross Scenes from the Augustinian convent in Montefalco. Venerate her incorrupt body. See the Crucified Christ, and the Crown of Thorns formed inside the muscle of her heart.
She had a vision of Our Lord Jesus carrying His Cross, looking very weary. He said to her, "I am looking for someone I can trust with My Cross. " She said, "You can trust me." He thrust His Cross into her heart. For the rest of her life, she suffered Agony and Ecstasy.
Visit the garden and see the miraculous tree which still bears fruit today.Discover the story of the Montefalco Rosaries made from these nuts. They come from a stick, watered under obedience to Our Lord Jesus which is over 700 years old and still bears fruit.
Go inside the cloister where she lived and died.
Meet her community of Nuns, who joyfully still live the rule.