A joyfully Franciscan view of Catholic life, inspired by St. Clare (Santa Chiara) of Assisi!

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Chiara Offreduccio (St. Clare) was born in 1194. It is said that when her mother had Chiara in her womb, an angel appeared to her and said, "your child will be a light that will illuminate the world!" Hence, her mother named the child Chiara, which means "light. As G.K. Chesterton put it, St. Clare was a romantic figure just like Juliet was. However, instead of running away from her family in order to be with an earthly man, Clare gave up everything and ran away from her family for the love of her Savior!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

News: More Wealthy Italian Women Entering Monasteries

Hmmmm....rich Italian young women running away to join monasteries....that sounds familiar, doesn't it? Seriously, though. This was a news item found by Dan of "Shrine of the Holy Whapping."

Take a look at the article here!


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