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Clare and Her Sisters

Clare and Her Sisters

By (author): Madeline Pecora Nugent SFO
SKU/EAN: 15616
ISBN: 9780819815613
Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
Format: Paperback / softback


Inspired by St. Francis and his ideal of holy poverty, Clare left everything to follow Christ—despite conflict with her family and an uncertain future. Her small group of followers took root, eventually forming a new foundation called the Poor Clares that flowered throughout the world. This compelling biography is based upon extensive research, time spent in Assisi, and interviews with Franciscan experts. On this solid foundation, Clare’s story is built through vignettes of historical and fictional characters, creating an authentic biography with novelistic appeal.
  • Madeline Pecora Nugent, SFO Madeline Pecora Nugent, CFP, is Minister General of the Confraternity of Penitents, a Roman Catholic private association with commendation of the Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, whose members are single and married men and women living in their own homes a modern adaptation of the Rule of Life which St. Francis of Assisi gave to the laity in 1221. Madeline is wife of James F. Nugent, a retired chemistry professor. She and Jim are the parents of five children and grandparents of four grandchildren. Author of over 200 published articles, Madeline has also written over 800 stories of patron saints for baptismal and confirmation names, distributed for donation through the Confraternity of Penitents Holy Angels Gift Shop. She is also a monthly contributor to the Messenger of Saint Anthony.