Franciscans all over the world celebrate today’s feast. As Felician Sisters we share in the celebration.
Saint Clare of Assisi
Saint of the Day for August 11
(July 16, 1194 – August 11, 1253)
Saint Clare of Assisi’s Story
One of the more sugary movies made about Francis of Assisi pictures Clare as a golden-haired beauty floating through sun-drenched fields, a sort of one-woman counterpart to the new Franciscan Order.
The beginning of her religious life was indeed movie material. Having refused to marry at 15, Clare was moved by the dynamic preaching of Francis. He became her lifelong friend and spiritual guide.
At 18, Clare escaped from her father’s home one night, was met on the road by friars carrying torches, and in the poor little chapel called the Portiuncula rece…Read More