Butler's Lives of the Saints, Volum 8
For more than two centuries, "Butler's" has been one of the best known, most widely consulted hagiographies. In its brief and authoritative entries, readers can find a wealth of knowledge on the lives and deeds of the saints, as well as their ecclesiastical and historical importance since canonization.
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11 ST CLARE OF ASSISI, Foundress (c. 1193-1253) Clare, the foundress of the
Poor Clares, or Minoresses, was born in Assisi about 1193 at a time of great
economic change and even warfare that continued throughout her lifetime, as the
the king of Bohemia, founded a nunnery of the Order in Prague, where she took
the habit; Clare called her "my half self." Clare and her community practised
austerities perhaps unknown until then among women of their station. Their way
of life ...
reliance on chance income implied by Clare's Rule and offered to give the Poor
Ladies of San Damiano a yearly income. Clare persuaded him not to change the
Rule. When the pope said that he was willing to offer them a dispensation from ...
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