Saint Clare of Assisi - Foundress and Abbess (1194-1253).
Saint Clare, eighteen years of age, left her rich and noble family to retire for her reception as a religious to the little church of the Portiuncula. It was in a tiny house outside Assisi that she founded her Order. Saint Clare is celebrated for a miracle which occurred when the Saracen army of Frederick II was ravaging the valley of Spoleto.
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