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Poor Clares

Poor Clares. The ‘Second Order’ of St Francis, founded by him and St Clare some time between 1212 and 1214. Clare was moved by the preaching of Francis to abandon her possessions and to join a Benedictine house. In 1215, she became abbess of a new and separate community, living under a severe rule—later ameliorated for some convents. Nevertheless, Poor Clares are regarded as the most austere religious order in the Roman Catholic Church.

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Poor Clares

Poor Clares: see Clare, Saint.

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