By Deborah Castellano Lubov

“A luminous example of generously adhering to Christ….”

This is how Pope Francis remembered Saint Clare of Assisi a day after her Aug. 11 Feast Day.

During his privately streamed General Audience from his Apostolic Library, the Argentine Pontiff recalled the saint of great charity, and good friend of St. Francis of Assisi, who lived from 1194-1253.

Founded in the 13th Century by Saint Clare under the inspiration and guidance of Saint Francis of Assisi, the ‘Poor Clares’ constitute the second branch of the Franciscan Order,.

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