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Saint Clare of Assisi, Virgin and Foundress BIG C CATHOLICS - August 10, 2017 ... that she defied every convention of her privileged life to live the Gospel of Christ. One of St. Francis' first and most ardent followers, she would become the foundress of the group of nuns known as the Second Order of St. Francis, more popularly, the Poor Clares. She did so despite great opposition. Her parents tried everything in their power to dissuade Clare from her vocation, but to no avail. In fact, eventually, two of Clare's sisters and her widowed mother would follow ...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/