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Weaving a Rule of Life

As Clare had labored over the years in doing the fine handwork that helped support the monastery, she now set herself the task of a written text.

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The Mirror of Jesus

Clare’s writings often include the metaphor of a mirror. In Francis’s body she beheld a stark mirror of the Passion. She then taught the sisters how clearly they must pattern their lives on that of Jesus. He had to become their Mirror.

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Living in Community

Clare’s “peace surpassing understanding” drew them daily into her orbit of sisterly solidarity.

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