Happy Feast of St. Clare!

 

Clare was not a shrinking violet! She did, however, call herself the "the little plant of Francis." In 1212, when she was only about nineteen years old, she escaped from her home through "the door of the dead." It was at that time, with the blessing of the Bishop and the help of her aunt, that she went to Francis to join him and his "Lesser Brothers."

Learn more about St. Clare - the first woman to write a rule of life - in this article by +Fr. Juniper Cummings, OFM  Conv..