St Clare of Assisi. The incorrupt body of Saint Clare of Assisi. In 1234, the army of Frederick II took assault upon Assisi, scaled the walls of San Damiano by night spreading terror. Clare calmly rose from her sick bed, took the ciborium from the little chapel & proceeded to face the invaders at an open window against which they had already placed a ladder. As she raised the Blessed Sacrament on high, the soldiers who were about to enter the monastery fell backward as if dazzled & took…

St Clare of Assisi. The incorrupt body of Saint Clare of Assisi. In 1234, the army of Frederick II took assault upon Assisi, scaled the walls of San Damiano by night spreading terror. Clare calmly rose from her sick bed, took the ciborium from the little chapel & proceeded to face the invaders at an open window against which they had already placed a ladder. As she raised the Blessed Sacrament on high, the soldiers who were about to enter the monastery fell backward as if dazzled & took…

The Gown of St. Clare of Assisi, wool, before 1253. This was the starting point for a gown of mine a couple of years ago, it works well.

The Gown of St. Clare of Assisi, wool, before 1253. This was the starting point for a gown of mine a couple of years ago, it works well.

St. Clare of Assisi. After listening to the preaching of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Clare  befriended him and with his support chose to reject a life of luxury and dedicated herself to teaching,preaching, and caring for the poor.

St. Clare of Assisi. After listening to the preaching of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Clare befriended him and with his support chose to reject a life of luxury and dedicated herself to teaching,preaching, and caring for the poor.

Santa Chiara d'Assisi (St. Clare of Assisi): Founder of the Poor Clares together with St. Francis of Assisi, the original female order of the Franciscans.

Santa Chiara d'Assisi (St. Clare of Assisi): Founder of the Poor Clares together with St. Francis of Assisi, the original female order of the Franciscans.

St. Clare of Assisi

St. Clare of Assisi

JOYfilled Family: Little Flowers 5th Meeting - Joy/Mirthfulness & St. Clare of Assisi

JOYfilled Family: Little Flowers 5th Meeting - Joy/Mirthfulness & St. Clare of Assisi

The 41 years of St. Clare's religious life are a scenario of sanctity: an indomitable resolve to lead the simple, literal gospel life as Francis taught her; courageous resistance to the ever-present pressure to dilute the ideal; a passion for poverty and humility; an ardent life of prayer; and a generous concern for her sisters.  She served the sick, waited on table, washed the feet of the begging nuns. She came from prayer, it was said, with her face so shining it dazzled those about her.

The 41 years of St. Clare's religious life are a scenario of sanctity: an indomitable resolve to lead the simple, literal gospel life as Francis taught her; courageous resistance to the ever-present pressure to dilute the ideal; a passion for poverty and humility; an ardent life of prayer; and a generous concern for her sisters. She served the sick, waited on table, washed the feet of the begging nuns. She came from prayer, it was said, with her face so shining it dazzled those about her.

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