St. Clare of Assisi

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Lent with St. Clare: Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday marks a profound moment in Clare’s life. It is on this day that, in the middle of the night and with the help of others, she left behind the life that she had known.
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Lent with St. Clare: Fifth Saturday

For most of us, Francis and Clare are intricately woven together in their desire to bring people to Christ. Many times, one is not mentioned without the other.
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Lent with St. Clare: Fifth Friday

St. Clare was known to fast often, even before she left her family home. During the canonization process, one of her sisters said that Clare would fast three days a week.
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Lent with St. Clare: Fifth Thursday

When Clare left her home to join Francis and his brothers, her family immediately sought to bring her back, even using force to try to do so. But Clare held tight to both the altar and her conviction as they ...
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Lent with St. Clare: Fifth Wednesday

Clare didn’t set out to be a model of faith. At the time, she was only living out what she saw as a call to serve God simply, humbly, and obediently.
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Lent with St. Clare: Fifth Tuesday

Early biographies extol the piety and generosity Clare exhibited in her youngest years. While such praise was common in telling the stories of saints, the evidence of her early behavior contrasts sharply with that of Francis.
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