The Word Among Us

June 2012 Issue

Love Opens Many Doors

St. Clare of Assisi, Pioneer of Faith

By: Sr. Inez Marie Salfer, PCPA

Love Opens Many Doors: St. Clare of Assisi, Pioneer of Faith by Sr. Inez Marie Salfer, PCPA

Eight hundred years ago, on Palm Sunday 1212, a young woman stole out of her home in the dead of night. She wasn’t the first teenager in history to elude her family’s watchful eye, nor would she be the last.

We remember her, however, because she was not just another free-spirited eighteen-year­old: Clare of Assisi was slipping away in order...

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