St. Clare of Assisi

St. Clare of Assisi: A Little Plant or a Mighty Oak?

East of the Piazza del Commune in Assisi, stands the Cathedral of San Rufino. Near the church and its adjacent piazza once stood the home of the nobleman and knight, Favarone Offreduccio and his wife, Ortulana.
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Radical Saint, Radical Faith: Clare of Assisi

She gave up a world of privilege for a world of poverty. Her profound faith is a model for us all.
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How to Be an Instrument of Peace

Saint Francis of Assisi once summed up the mission of the community he founded. “Brothers,” he said, “we have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.”
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Meet the Franciscan Saints

The Franciscan tradition is filled with holy men and women, starting, of course, with Francis of Assisi.
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Chronology of the Life of St. Francis

The appeal of St. Francis remains undimmed almost eight centuries after his death. In looking at him, people have always been helped to see Christ.
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St. Clare of Assisi

The Legacy of Saint Clare

Francis’ recognition and honoring of the feminine, that was such an important part of his life and teaching, took concrete and personal shape in the person of Clare. She has usually been overshadowed by her partner, Francis, in the public ...
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