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Saint Clare of Assisi
Birth: Jul. 16, 1194
Assisi
Provincia di Perugia
Umbria, Italy
Death: Aug. 11, 1253
Assisi
Provincia di Perugia
Umbria, Italy

Roman Catholic Saint. Born Clara Scifi, originating from a family of high rank, refused marriage imposed by her parents for commit to religious life. On the night of March 28, 1211, she left the family and achieved Francis of Assisi at the little church called "The Portiuncula", where the Franciscan Friars had established their convent. Later, Clare, after having been the guest of a Benedictine monastery in Bastia Umbra, established the own residence at the nearby church of San Damiano, where he was soon joined by several women who were willing to follow his example and her vocation. In 1212 she founded the Order of Poor Clares, adopting the simple franciscan rules of poverty and prayer. Nevertheless, in 1215 these rules were replaced by the Benedictine rule, as established by the Fourth Lateran Council. She followed during her life a rigorous conduct of absolute poverty and seclusion, despite her illness. In 1253 Pope Innocent IV ratified the rule of poverty as "privilege of poverty". Just two years after her death, happened because of the effects of an extreme lifestyle, on August 15, 1255, Pope Alexander IV proclaimed her a Saint. (bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Saint Ortolana of Assisi
 
 Siblings:
  Blessed Beatrice of Assisi (____ - 1260)*
   Clare of Assisi (1194 - 1253)
   Agnes of Assisi (1198 - 1253)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: the effects of her extremely austere lifestyle
 
Burial:
Basilica of Saint Clare
Assisi
Provincia di Perugia
Umbria, Italy
Plot: Under a glass crypt
 
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Record added: Apr 15, 1999
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Saint Clare of Assisi
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