You are the Light of the World, Mt 5:14
Logo for the General Chapter 2022
The logo is a mandala which incorporates both the sun and the moon.
Our Congregation is present in different parts of the world…north and south, east and west. When it is day in one Area it is night in another.
Each member of the Congregation offers their own LIGHT
for a different time and in different ways.
The center of the mandala is the center of a sunflower. Within it is the Tau cross and the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
These are the symbols of our Franciscan spirituality and the charism of M. Clara
Around the center are two different symbols of ongoing change,
the sunflower and the moon.
The Congregation is in different stages of transformation.
The phases of the moon reflect different stages; the moon is the reflection of the sun and whether it is waxing, full or waning, it reflects light.
All the members of the Congregation reflect Christ’s LIGHT no matter what age they are in life, no matter what stage they are in their formation.
The sunflower is growing and is presented in its phases of life and death…from the bud, to the full blossom and finally releasing its seeds to the earth to bring forth new life. We reflect the Paschal Mystery.
Each of us is a flower and are at different stages of the flower’s growth.
The outer edge of the mandala shines like the Sun, generous and ever present.
In darkness or in light, the Sun shines, radiating the wisdom of the great Circle of Life with all of its ever-changing aspects. What shines out to all the world is a steady contribution of our hope and confidence in the Divine Christ-Light, a Light that is present in every season and every condition, without exception
Highest, brightest God,
Enlighten the darkness of our hearts.
Give us a faith that leads on,
A hope that carries through everything,
A love that excludes no one and nothing.
Let us feel, Lord, who you are,
and realize how we are fulfilling your mission.