Celebrating the Jubilee

Saint Clare: Burning light

On the 19th, of March 1212, Clare, following the directions of Francis, left her home. She was beautifully dressed. During the night, without the knowledge of her relatives, she went out of her home. Since she was not content to leave by way of the usual door, marveling at her strength, she broke open with her own hands, another door, which was customarily blocked by wood and stones. That was the door used only to took out the body of somebody dead.

 Clare with a companion went to meet Francis and his brothers at the Porciuncula, where they were keeping a vigil that night, waiting for her arrival. At the Porciuncula, Saint Francis cut her hair. That was a sign of consecration. After that, saint Francis took her to the abbey of Saint Poulo

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