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    Perhaps one of the most significant and influential patrons of the Franciscan order was St Clare of Assisi. Though she had noble beginnings she soon turned to a life of humble worship. Her work as a peacemaker and leader make her an ideal role model for the current generation and generations to come. As the main female identity within the Franciscan order, St Clare also opened the pathway of spirituality for other women. St Clare was born in 1193 in Assisi to a rich noble family. She refused two offers of marriage and finally under the influence of Saint Francis made up her mind to lead religious life. Secretly leaving home at the age of 18, and with the guidance of Francis gave herself to God. St. Francis cut off her hair and gave her a rough brown habit to wear, tied with a plain cord around her waist. Her parents tried in every way to make her return home, but Clare would not. She went first to a Benedictine house, but when other women also wished to live the Franciscan way, St Francis set up a separate community in Assisi with Clare as Abbess, a position she occupied until…

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    The Altarpiece of St. Clare: A Visual Biography The Altarpiece of St. Clare was created by an anonymous artist around 1280. The media used in this piece are tempera paint and wood. This was a common choice among artist during the middle ages. (Davies, 279) The subject matter of this painting is St. Clare of Assisi, one of the first followers of St Francis of Assisi. Her portrait, which is in the center of the painting, is surrounded by eight small frames which narrates important episodes of…

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    The article, written by William J. Short, tells the story of two important figures in Christian history: Saint Francis and Clare of Assisi. Francis began living his life in a way no other Christians imagined living. He willingly sacrificed all his belongings to live in poverty, not because he believed belongings were the root of all evil but because he knew he could still find happiness in poverty. Clare of Assisi found Francis' way of life moving and decided to also dedicate her life to…

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    then led to Alex D'Urbervill and eventually finished with Angel Clare. Each dominant male figure in her life cocntributed to her tragic downfall which the reader encounters at the end of the novel. It is unfortunate how one woman can be ruined by the three most important and dominant people in her life. Tess's downfall began with her experiences with her father. She grew up with a father who drank excessively and did not give her any type of guidance or support. His…

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    Saint Francis of Assisi is one of the most recognizable saints in the Catholic faith. The story of his life gives some reason as to why that may be. Saint Francis grew up in France and was named after his home country to reflect his father’s non-religious and business-driven dreams for him. His family consisted of wealthy cloth merchants who catered to his every whim. During his late adolescent years, Francis became attracted to a life of sin, partying often and giving into many vices.…

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    Saint Bernard was born in 1090 and was bore to his parents, Tescelin Lord of Fontaines and Aleth of Montbard. Bernard was 1 of 7 children and he was the third child of the family. In Saint Bernards early life he was very academic and his studies got the admiration of his teachers. Bernard wanted to excel in literature so that later he could study the bible, he had a special devotion to mary and would later write about mary naming her ¨Queen of Heaven¨. Bernard preached an untraditional faith in…

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    Saint Francis of Assisi was born in 1181 in Assisi, Italy to Pietro and Pico di Bernadone. His father was a wealthy textile merchant, and had an intense love for all things French. When Pietro returned from a business trip in 1181, he was outraged to find that his wife Pica had named their newborn son Giovanni. He renamed Giovanni to Francesco, or “Frenchy”, which was later shortened to Francis. Saint Francis was baptized at the Cathedral of San Rufino on March 28, 1182 on Easter Vigil on Holy…

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    Saint Francis of Assisi had created a big impact on today's world, even if they were small things, they would still send shock waves around the world. I believe that Saint Francis of Assisi is a great model for all of us because he teaches that life is not a problem to be solved, but something to be experience and learn from. He impacted the world due to what he has done to make the world a better place. Saint Francis of Assisi was born around the year 1181 in Assisi, duchy of Spoleto,…

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    Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20) Saint Francis accomplished many great things in his life. He had so many miracles that a biographer said: “of quite an ordinary occurrence” (Guiley). UNFINISHED Saint Francis Xavier was born on April 7th 1506, in the Spanish…

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    St. Francis de Sales was born near Annecy in Savoy, in 1567. He was the eldest of 12 children. He died in 1622 with the word “Jesus” on his lips. He was canonized in 1665. St. Francis de Sales is the patron saint of writers and journalists. Francis was a very smart man because Francis’s parents wanted him to become a lawyer and enter politics. At age 12 Francis went to college de clermont in paris. He also went to study philosophy and theology. Francis did not want to become a lawyer but wanted…

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