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Saint Clare of Assisi, Revolutionary

Clare of Assisi was a revolutionary woman. Born into nobility, Clare was hampered by a rigid Medieval social structure. But she dared to step outside of that structure and live a life of humility, poverty, and service. Her life created a movement that lives and breathes to this day.
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Sisterhood of Saints: Clare of Assisi

July 16, 1194–August 11, 1253 Louise de Marillac and Vincent de Paul. Paula and Jerome. Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. It’s not unusual for women saints to have had non-romantic ministry or spiritual instruction relationships with men also honored by the Church. But many would agree the best known of such partnerships is that of Clare and Francis of Assisi.
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Honoring Saint Clare of Assisi

It was August 11, 1993. I had just taken lunch at St. Francis Friary, our Franciscan headquarters. I worked as an editor and writer at St. Anthony Messenger for many years. After lunch, I stopped to say a prayer in the friary chapel. At the foot of the altar, I noticed a picture of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi standing together. The picture had been placed there because of Clare’s feast, which is August 11.
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