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Be Inspired … to Love

This is a book about “being inspired ….to love”. It is a collection of thoughts and quotes from various people from all walks of life …as well as from a few saints who are no longer with us. It is my hope that as you read each one, you will be encouraged to reflect on how prayer and grace are at the heart of faithful living .

In doing so, I truly believe you will discover within yourself a “small light” of hope. The world needs many small lights to brighten the universe. We can do this heart to heart by inspiring one another…to love.

A Heart of Courage

… the Ordinary and Extraordinary Becoming Holy

Courage is a wonderful blessing. It is a noble way of living that encourages hope, compassion and justice. Courage is our heart in action..sharing peace respect, charity and great kindness. Courage also struggles at times to be a light in the darkness. In this book you will read, reflect and ponder the ordinary and extraordinary examples of being “holy courage” for and with one another. I hope you will see yourself as a heart of courage.

A Heart of Courage Reviews!

Ave Clark’s “A Heart of Courage” is a simple yet powerful reminder of the importance of and need for goodness in our world today. It is the acts of courage that Ave Clark elaborates on that helps us to employ the ability to be simply good…and to spread that goodness.

Pat Martin

Former Member

The book, A Heart of Courage, was very real and pertinent. Sister Ave Clark’s writing is very inspirational.

Sister Alphonse Louise Gendron, OP

With A Heart of Courage S. Ave Clark encourages her readers to taste and see more clearly and deeply the gift of God’s grace in everyday life, so to live life more abundantly. Deo Gracias!

Mary Morris


Reading, reflecting on the wisdom of S. Ave Clark’s “A Heart of Courage” summons a personal response to living with a deeper realization of the gift of “Life of Trust”, of “Unconditional Love.” How blessed we are in her ever-deepening “Heart-to-Heart” ministry. May S. Ave’s response to our “calling” continue to be blessed with her presence with the Presence.

Sister Marie Rabuse, OP

Once again Ave has written a beautiful book with words that come right from her heart. I was very moved by the section The Courage of Questions…especially “Why God”? In April a good friend died of Covid 19. I thought that asking that question was challenging my faith and trust in God. Ave gave me a whole new perspective and I am very grateful to her.

Fran Gorman, OP

Sister Ave Clark’s book, A Heart of Courage, was very inspirational. I enjoyed the reflection questions. They were very helpful. I also found the large print especially helpful.

Kathy Sheridan


Thank you Sister Ave for this wonderful gift…A Heart of Courage. I enjoyed reading it and I am motivated to make a positive impact in others’ lives. You are a beacon of hope!

Trace Fantazzo-Koontz

Executive Director of Life Enrichment


Sowing Seeds of Peace, Hope, Faith and Love

This book is about how Heart to Heart Parables gracefully invite you to smile, reflect and believe that everyday in the ordinary we can re-discover extra-ordinary ways of being signs of joy, hope and peace to and for one another.

Each parable shares an encounter of daily life that gently calls forth a spirit of giving, respecting and loving one another into life.  Perhaps after reading and reflecting on these “surprising” parables … you will write your own… and celebrate the best place a parable is born …in the heart.

Sr. Ave Clark was interviewed by Tony Rossi on his Christopher Close Up Radio show which aired in February, 2019.   Click HERE to read the commentary and listen to the interview about Heart to Heart Parables.


This book is a story about a man named Arthur who lived courageously with a mental illness. Far more than a story, it is the way Arthur chose to live his life that will offer you challenges, inspirations and opportunities to become more loving, peace-filled and joyous for and with one another. I hope as you read, reflect and ponder the stories, parables and words of Arthur’s life, you will feel your heart and spirit uplifted. Perhaps you will even say: “Arthur, thank you for being Jesus’ love.”

Sr. Ave was interviewed by Tony Rossi about her book, “Arthur, Thank You for Being Jesus’ Love”, which aired on Christopher Close Up in December, 2017. Read the commentary and listen to her interview.

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Lights in the Darkness

Lights in the Darkness is a book for valiant women and men who survived abuse to find healing and hope in their everyday lives. It is a book that gently encourages and offers survivors ways to find the wonderful light of compassion and joy in their lives.

All books are also available for purchase directly from Author. For each book, please send $10.00 plus $2.50 shipping and book title to:
Sr. Ave Clark, O.P.
Heart to Heart Ministry
48-60 Oceania Street
Bayside, NY 11364