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 Sr. Kathleen Warren, OSF – Presenter

As our culture considers the necessity, value and blessing of the feminine in our world, many are beginning to look anew at Chiara of Assisi with an exciting clarity that befits her name. Even though she humbly referred to herself as the little plant of Francis, new scholarship is revealing an imaginative, committed and powerful woman who worked alongside Saint Francis in the 13th century. Along with Francis, Clare’s words and lived-examples of leadership served to animate a new way of understanding the gospels and how the church might take them to heart with renewed fervor and love. During this conference retreat, we will explore the remarkable life of cofounder of the Franciscan movement, particularly through her own writings and consider her profound relationship with God and Agnes of Prague. Retreatants will leave with a sense of how Clare’s life resulted in a most poignant spirituality that speaks well in our time.

Cost for this retreat is $600.00 for overnight guests and $380.00 for commuters.