Stir up no dust

Daily Reading for August 10

What you hold, may you [always] hold,

What you do, may you [always] do,

and never abandon.

But with swift pace [and] light steps

stir up no dust,

go forward:

securely, joyfully

and swiftly

on the path of prudent happiness.

Letter 2 of Clare of Assisi, quoted in Peaceweavers: Medieval Religious Women, Volume 2, edited by John A. Nichols and Lillian Thomas Shank (Cistercian Publications, 1987).

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