St. Clare

811clare40St. Clare, born at Assisi in Umbria, was the first of the holy virgins whom St. Francis, consecrated to God, bound to Chirstlike poverty. On a visit to St. Francis, she expressed to him her desire to become a Spouse of Christ. To St. Francis had been given a little chapel called Portiuncula by the Benedictine about of Monte Subasio.

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