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St. Clare of Assisi ATONEMENTONLINE - August 10, 2015 ... Order (Poor Clares). Francis obliged her under obedience at age 21 to accept the office of abbess, and she remained abbess until her death in 1253, when she was nearly 60 years old. The nuns went barefoot, they slept on the ground, they ate no meat and they observed almost complete silence. They possessed no property, even in common, subsisting on daily contributions. When even the pope tried to persuade her to mitigate this practice, she showed her characteristic firmness: "I ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2015/08/st-clare-of-assisi.html
St. Clare of Assisi: Contemplative, Miracle Worker, Lover of the Eucharist CATHOLIC FIRE - August 10, 2015 ... and his followers through their hidden life of prayer and sacrifice. At San Damiano, Clare lived an austere life. She slept on a straw mattress, fasted three days a week, never ate meat, often did penance, and awoke in the middle of the night to pray the Divine Office. Year round she wore a coarse habit and went barefoot on stone floors. In the beginning, most of the young girls who joined her in this life of radical poverty were from the noble families of Assisi and the surrounding area. At ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/08/st-clare-of-assisi-contemplative.html