In 2012, the sisters brought out a book of prayers called ‘Calm the Soul’. This became the ninth best-selling Irish book that year. The following year, it became a No. 1 bestseller, remaining 13 weeks at the top of the book charts. The following audio tracks feature some of the sisters reading prayers from the book, to an accompaniment of the sisters music in the background.
Poem "Calm the Soul"
Prayer for those with Depression
Prayer for those who are lonely
Prayer for when our fears overwhelm us
Clare and Francis' "success" lies in their complete abandonment of self to the One who never ceases to have incredible confidence in us. They responded with passionate love to the passionate love God has for us humans. They dared to risk everything. They threw themselves with complete abandon into a life of total poverty, knowing it would lead them straight to the cross, to powerlessness and insignificance. Their logic was the Gospel logic of the seed that must die in order to bear fruit.