St. Clare’s ageless appeal to young people
CWN - April 02, 2012
As Francisans and Poor Clares celebrated the 800th anniversary of the “conversion” of St. Clare, Pope Benedict XVI remarked that St. Clare appeals to strongly to the modern imagination, and has “a particular fascination for the young.”
On Palm Sunday of 1212, after attending Mass with her wealthy family, St. Clare left her home to join St. Francis, renouncing her riches and adopting Franciscan poverty. In a message for the occasion, Pope Benedict remarked: “No longer would she have the refined dress of the Assisan aristocracy, but an elegance of soul expressed in praise of God and giving of self.”
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