August 11: ST. CLARE OF ASSISI. Founder of the Poor Clares.


August 11: ST. CLARE OF ASSISI. Founder of the Poor Clares St. Clare (1193-1253) followed the footsteps of her brother, St. Francis of Assisi, especially in the way St. Francis lived the virtue of poverty; she was remarkable for her penitent life. She founded the Order of the Poor Clares. BRIEF PROFILE “Clare was a…

August 9: ST. TERESA BENEDICTA OF THE CROSS (Edith Stein). Co-patroness of Europe. Martyr. Philosopher, Jewish convert, professor, Discalced Carmelite nun.


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