In 1194, St. Clare was born into a wealthy family in Assisi, Italy. AS she became a beautiful young woman, her father expected that she would marry a wealthy man. But Clare believed that God did not want her to marry. When Clare heard St. Francis preach, she asked for his advice.
St. Francis helped Clare discern that God was calling her to live a life of prayer and poverty. together, they founded a cloistered Order for women, which is now known as the Poor Clares. Reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of St. Clare, who loved God so much that she devoted herself to a life of prayer and poverty, secluded from the cares of the world.
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Softcover, 30 pages.