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Clare of Assisi (HB)

The Lady


A companion to the four-volume publication of ‘Francis of Assisi: Early Documents’ and a resource for all studying early Franciscanism. The book especially helps the reader appreciate St Clare in the context of her culture and time. It provides new translations of St Clare’s writings and related primary sources, as well as previously unpublished documents chronicling her life. It is a treasure for all who are attracted by the Franciscan tradition.



This new volume in the Early Documents series takes a big step toward making St Clare and her story accessible to a wide audience. General readers and those meeting Clare for the first time will be able to see her story unfold in its chronological sequence beginning with the voice of Clare in her writings.

ISBN 9781565482210


About the editor

Born on Long Island, New York, Regis John Armstrong is a Capuchin Friar Minor and a world renowned expert on Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Clare of Assisi. He has authored nine books and many journal and encyclopedia articles as well as edited a number of other books related to his research. Fr. Armstrong earned a PhD in Historical Theology and Spirituality from Fordham University, and served his confreres in various positions of formation and administration. In addition to translating and editing Francis and Clare: The Complete Works, and three editions of Clare of Assisi: Early Documents, he was Editor-in-Chief of the four volume Francis of Assisi: Early Documents.

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Dimensions15.9 × 23.6 cm


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