Assisi is one of the world’s most beautiful locations. It is in Assisi’s hillside olive groves where Saint Clare spent her last 42 years in the Church and Monastery of San Damiano. Clare was born in Assisi in 1193 a small city in the province of Umbria in Italy. As a young girl she listened to Francis talking about God,and Clare was so captivated by his words ,that she too felt a longing to know more about this God of love and mercy, which Francis spoke of with such inspiring enthusiasm. Clare like Francis felt that God was calling her to dedicate her life to Him by following the ideals of Francis. Clare became totally enamoured with God ;she renounced her worldly goods ,which gave her complete freedom of spirit, and she was enriched with the gift of God’s grace which she shared with all, through her life of prayer. ( there are many books written about her life the C T S have produced a booklet “Clare of Assisi ( her life and message)” Clare of Assisi ” by Marco Bartoli translated by Sister Frances Teresa OSC which is an excellent account of her Life.
Our body is not made of iron. Our strength is not that of stone. Live and hope in the Lord, and let your service be according to reason.St. Clare of Assisi
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