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Rufino. 2. Sister Benvenuta of Perugia The third companion of Clare to enter S. Damiano. It is possible that Clare stayed with Benvenuta as a young girl when the Favarone family was forced to flee Assisi during the civil unrest at the beginning of the thirteenth century, and live in Perugia. 3. Sister Filippa, daughter of Leonardo di Gislerio of Assisi Another of Assisi’s nobility, Filippa’s family also had to escape to Perugia during the civil unrest in Assisi. 4. Sister Amata, daughter of Martino de Coccorano A niece of Clare and a familial sister to the seventh witness, Sister Balvina.

She would spend the rest of her life at the Monastery of S. Damiano. D. , University of Michigan, 1957), 92–103. ” Laurentianum 31 (1990): 389–404. 129 Paul Sabatier, Vie de Saint François d’Assise (Paris: Fischbacher, 1926), 173. 130 André Vauchez, The Laity in the Middle Ages: Religious Belief and Devotional Practices (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1993), 121. CHAPTER TWO THE MONASTERY OF S. DAMIANO Clare and the sisters of S. Damiano were part of a larger thirteenthcentury “women’s movement” that sprang up throughout all of Europe and manifested itself in differing local expressions.

9 Concerning the fruits of Clare’s prayer, Pacifica stated that when Clare came from prayer, she admonished and comforted her sisters with God’s words. The sisters rejoiced in this consolation and felt as 8 9 Process 1:7. LegCl 30:7–9. the monastery of s. damiano 39 though she had come to them from heaven. 13 Sister Benvenuta testified concerning Clare’s perseverance in prayer. About midnight, Clare would light the lamps in the church and often rang the bell for Matins. 17 She also reported that Clare once related a vision in which it seemed to her that she brought a bowl of hot water to Francis along with a towel for drying his hands.

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