Saints Clare and Francis

The community places itself under the patronage of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi.

Brief Biography of Saint Francis (1182-1226)

Saint Francis was born at Assisi, Italy. After a carefree youth, he renounced his family wealth and committed himself to God. He led a life of evangelical poverty and preached the love of God to all. He established a rule which a number of his companions followed and which gained the approval of the Holy See. Subsequently, he founded an order of nuns and a society of laypersons who practice penance while living in the world.

Calendar of Christian Historical Biographies - Saint Francis

Brief Biography of Saint Clare (1193-1253)

Saint Clare also was born at Assisi. She followed her fellow citizen, Saint Francis, in a life of poverty and became co-foundress and first abbess of the order of nuns. She led a life that was austere, yet rich in works of charity and piety.

Calendar of Christian Historical Biographies - Saint Clare

Although our Rule is distinctly influenced by Saints Francis and Clare, we are not affiliated with any of the Franciscan orders.