Clare’s ideals matched those of Francis, and they are the expression of an authentically female approach to the Gospel. San Damiano was to be the place where Clare lived a cloistered contemplative life, with great apostolic horizons, until the day of her death in 1253
Clare’s ideals matched those of Francis, and they are the expression of an authentically female approach to the Gospel. Her writings portray a faithful picture of this unique mediaeval woman whose role was as a great mystic. Clare was born in 1193-94, in a noble family, whose house overlooked the cathedral square of Assisi. San Damiano was to be the place where Clare lived a cloistered contemplative life, with great apostolic horizons, until the day of her death in 1253. The first sisters to join her would be called the Poor Ladies of San Damiano, with their life eventually confirmed by pope Gregory IX in 1228.
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The Poor Clares were founded by Clare of Assisi in the year 1212. She was given the habit of a nun and transferred to Benedictine monasteries, first at Bastia and then at Sant' Angelo di Panzo, for her monastic formation. Little is known of Clare's early life, although popular tradition hints that she came from a fairly well-to-do family in Assisi. By 1216 Francis was able to offer Clare and her companions a monastery adjoining the chapel of San Damiano where she became abbess.
The community, founded in 1950 and based at Freeland near Witney, Oxfordshire, England, is one of several associated with the Society of Saint Francis.
The contemplative life is a life long journey to God in prayer and worship, turning from all else that could make the journey . They express subtly some of the signs of a contemplative call. There is room for a word of caution here.
The contemplative life is a life long journey to God in prayer and worship, turning from all else that could make the journey less direct. Contemplative nuns and monks are concerned less with themselves and more with God and all those whom God loves. Prayer is essential for all Christians, but contemplatives are called to make their whole lives a prayer in solitude and silence and community. Even if all the phrases fit your feelings at the moment, all this must be grounded in a deep, ongoing desire to be a contemplative nun as a response to God’s call.
This book is a tour de force! With casual broad strides Rohr points out the . It is the shadow that we project onto the poor. I am thankful to Rohr for his eloquent contemplative treatment of the cross.
This book is a tour de force! With casual broad strides Rohr points out the hollowness of secularism and points to the much needed spiritual depths we all thirst for, but few seem to find.
She is recognized as an authoritative voice for contemplative spirituality, prayer and the renewal of religious life. She wrote many books, including A Right to Be Merry and Come, Lord Jesus, which is a collection of her reflections for Advent.
One such was a Poor Clare monastery founded in 1607 at Gravelines by Mary Ward. World Heritage Encyclopedia is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization. Later expelled from their monastery by the French Revolutionary Army in 1795, the community eventually relocated to England. They settled first in York, then in 1857 built a monastery in Darlington, which was in existence until 2007.