Friday, June 21, 2024

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

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St. Clare of Assisi

St. Clare (1194–1253) was born in Assisi, Italy to an aristocratic family, the daughter of a wealthy count. From childhood she was pious after the example of her mother, and as she grew her longing for God increased. When she was eighteen she heard St. Francis of Assisi preach a Lenten mission in the local church. His holy example kindled her desire to renounce the world and follow...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 266
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