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Saint Clare of Assisi, Virgin and Foundress BIG C CATHOLICS - August 10, 2017 ... Assisi gave her a rough brown habit in place of her fine dress. She surrendered her jeweled belt for a knotted rope, which she fastened around her waist. In a final act of devotion, she permitted St. Francis to cut her long hair, in order that she might take the veil. A beautiful young Italian noblewoman, Clare was so moved by the preaching of Saint Francis of Assisi that she defied every convention of her privileged life to live the Gospel of Christ. One of St. Francis' first ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/08/saint-clare-of-assisi-virgin-and.html

St. Clare of Assisi: Contemplative, Miracle-Worker, Lover of the Eucharist JEAN M. HEIMANN - August 10, 2017 ... first woman to follow the life of radical poverty practiced by St. Francis of Assisi and co-founder of the Poor Clares. Her nuns are well-known for joyfully embracing lives of radical poverty and penetential austerity as a means of entering into profound communion with Christ crucified. The Lady Clare was born into a wealthy, noble family in Assisi in 1193 and was admired for her great beauty. When she heard St. Francis of Assisi preach his Lenten homilies at the Church of San ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/08/st-clare-assisi-contemplative-miracle-worker-lover-eucharist/

What Airports Can Teach You About Bearing Witness MARIA CLIMBS A MOUNTAIN - July 13, 2017 "The White Nuns" Copyright (c) 2015 by Andrea Missianto As I waited in the Southwest Airlines line to check my bag, I caught a glimpse of a white veil behind me. I turned around. I just had to. Of course, I said "hi" and even correctly guessed her community, a community I know pretty well here in San Antonio. I told her my name, which I hope she remembered, but I also thought " I used to be one of you ". Sister, I used to be one of you. Like you, I used to have random ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DrinkDeeplyMyDaughter/~3/Tkudp1rOxBA/what-airports-can-teach-you-about.html