Clare of Assisi: the Lady

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Clare of Assisi: The Lady provides new translations of Clare's writings and related primary sources, revised and new introductions from earlier editions, as well as previously unpublished documents to chronicle the life of Saint Clare. The first section presents Clare's Letters, Testament, and Blessing. The second section includes the papal texts that prompted Clare to write her own Form of Life. The third section contains biographical writings about Clare beginning with Cardinal Hugolino's 1220 letter and ending...

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Overview

Clare of Assisi: The Lady provides new translations of Clare's writings and related primary sources, revised and new introductions from earlier editions, as well as previously unpublished documents to chronicle the life of Saint Clare. The first section presents Clare's Letters, Testament, and Blessing. The second section includes the papal texts that prompted Clare to write her own Form of Life. The third section contains biographical writings about Clare beginning with Cardinal Hugolino's 1220 letter and ending with the Legend of Saint Clare. The book concludes with a dossier of documents, many translated into English for the first time, from the papacies of Honorius III, Gregory IX, and Innocent IV.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565482210
  • Publisher: New City Press NY
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Pages: 461
  • Sales rank: 813,140
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Regis Armstrong is a renowned Franciscan scholar. He has authored and edited numerous books including Francis and Clare: The Complete Writings, The Life of Saint Francis and the renowned 4-volume Francis of Assisi: Early Documents set.

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Table of Contents

"It Is Not Good For Man to Be Alone": Clare and Francis 9
Introduction 13
Abbreviations 35
Part I "May You Live Blessed Poverty" The Letters, Testament, and Blessing
The Letters to Agnes of Prague 39
The First Letter to Agnes of Prague (1234) 43
The Second Letter to Agnes of Prague (1235) 47
The Third Letter to Agnes of Prague (1238) 50
The Fourth Letter to Agnes of Prague (1253) 54
The Testament (1247-1253) 59
The Blessing (1253) 66
Part II "Together with My Sisters" Toward The Form of Life
Letter of Pope Honorius III to Cardinal Hugolino (1219) 71
The Form and Manner of Life of Cardinal Hugolino (1219) 73
The Privilege of Poverty of Pope Gregory IX (1228) 86
Form of Life of Pope Innocent IV (1247) 89
The Form of Life of Clare of Assisi (1253) 106
Part III "The Brilliance of Her Life" Biographical Writings
Letter of Cardinal Hugolino dei Conti di Segni (1220) 129
Letter of Pope Gregory IX (1228) 131
Letter of Cardinal Rainaldo dei Conti di Segni (1228) 133
Notification of Death (1253) 135
The Acts of the Process of Canonization (1253) 139
The Versified Legend of the Virgin Clare (1254-1255) 197
The Papal Decree of Canonization (1255) 262
Legend of Saint Clare (1255) 272
Related Documents
A Dossier for the Order of Saint Damian
Pope Honorius III (1219-1222) 335
Pope Gregory IX (1227-1241) 344
Pope Innocent IV (1243-1253) 371
Franciscan Documents
The Canticle of Brother Sun (1225) 391
The Canticle of Exhortation to Saint Clare and Her Sisters (1225) 393
The First Witness of Thomas of Celano (1228) 395
Letter of Agnes of Assisi to Her Sister Clare (1230) 404
The Witness of the "Anonymous of Perugia," John of Perugia (1240-1241) 406
The Legend of the Three Companions (1241-1247) 408
The Assisi Compilation (1244-1260) 410
The Remembrance of the Desire of a Soul by Thomas of Celano (1245-1247) 414
Letter of Saint Clare to Ermentrude of Bruges 420
The Prayer to the Five Wounds of the Lord 422
Non-Franciscan Documents
The Witness of Jacques de Vitry (1216) 427
Mandate of 1238 429
Appendix
Bibliography 431
Concordance 437
Index of Scripture 443
Index 447
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