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Francis and Clare The Struggles of the Saints of Assisi
Francis of Assisi is rightly known for his joyous love of God and nature, but his life was also filled with opposition. Kathleen Brady’s new dual biography reveals that Francis’s neglect of Clare in the face of church opposition was his greatest shame. Clare, fighting against being locked into a cloister, used the fame she derived from their association as her only cudgel in her decades-long battle with the papacy for control of her community.
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