- Friday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
- Memorial of St. Clare of Assisi, 1194-1253; moved by the preaching of St. Francis, who placed her in a convent; sixteen days later, her sister Agnes joined her, and others followed; they lived a simple life of great poverty, austerity, and complete seclusion from the world; Clare came from prayer, it was said, with her face so shining it dazzled those about her.
- Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/11/23
- Gospel: Matthew 16:24-28
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