Saint Clare of the Cross
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
August 18, 1308
She established the Holy Cross Convent in Montefalco with her sister and other nuns.
It was known of that Saint Clare of Montefalco had the greatest devotion to the Passion of Christ on the Cross.
Clare of Assisi (sometimes spelled Clair, Claire, etc.) (July 16, 1194 – August 11, 1253), born Chiara Offreduccio, is an Italian saint and one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition, and wrote their Rule of Life—the first monastic rule known to have been written by a woman. Following her death, the order she founded was renamed in her honor as the Order of Saint Clare, commonly referred to today as the Poor Clares.