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The Death of Francis

Clare’s bereavement could hardly be equaled since for her, as for her sisters, Francis was “after God, her only consolation.” Now she must face an abyss of solitude in the quest for Gospel perfection.

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New Beginnings

Clare recalled these new beginnings in later years. That she and her sisters had survived the painful trials of the foundation was not nearly as surprising to her as it was to Francis

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Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti

Pope Francis stood beneath the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi on October 3rd and signed his new encyclical which opens with words of Francis himself. It was a touching moment.

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