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Clare and the Poor Sisters

Women of the Streets, Early Franciscan Women and Their Mendicant Vocation

Franciscan Heritage Series
by Darleen Pryds
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This book about Mendicant women outside the cloister is unique in its content. Rose of Viterbo, Angela of Foligno, Margaret of Cortona, and Sancia, Queen of Naples, were all born within the first century of the Franciscan Order. As women who pursued their religious vocation of voluntary poverty, itinerancy, and preaching outside of monastic walls – in the streets and in their homes – they could very well be called the first generation of mendicant women.

ISBN 1-57659-206-5
EAN 978-1-57659-206-9
96 Pages
Tradepaper
2010


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The Writings of Clare of Assisi: Letters, Form of Life, Testament and Blessing

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The Writings of Clare of Assisi presents the latest scholarship by Ingrid Peterson, Lezlie Knox, Michael W. Blastic and Jean-François Godet-Calogeras.
2011: 144 pages. Pb 978-1-57659-233-5 $19.95


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Retrieving a Living Tradition - Angela of Montegiove: Franciscan, Tertiary, Beguine

by Roberta Agnes McElvie, OSF

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An examination of the story of Angelina and the religious movement associated with her from within the Franciscan tradition, the author reads the source texts with a hermeneutic of suspicion and retrieval. The result provides a greatly expanded and revised perspective on the historical signficance of Angelina as a Franciscan tertiary and Italian Beguine.

ISBN 1-57659-131-X
EAN 978-1-57659-131-4
212 pages
Tradepaper
1997

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Life and Miracles of Saint Margaret of Cortona, The

translated by Thomas Renna, Phd and Shannon Larson
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Saint Margaret of Cortona is the light of the Third Order of Francis. Such is
the theme of the most extensive biography of any Franciscan Tertiary in the
Middle Ages. Margaret’s extraordinary career brings the historian closer to
the early development of the Franciscans and the Order of Penance; it tells
us much about how women saints were described, and about how civic
cults of saints emerged. Another window, although a smaller one, opens
to the tensions between the Franciscan Community and the Spiritual
Franciscans before the split prior to Pope John XXII. Indeed it could be
said that we know more about Margaret of Cortona than about any woman
of thirteenth-century Italy, with the exception of Clare of Assisi and Clare
of Montefalco.

This edition is translated from the critical Latin edition by Fortunato
Iozzelli, O.F.M. The Life and Miracles of Saint Margaret of Cortona by Fra
Giunta Bevegnati. The original translation by Thomas Renna has been
edited by Shannon Larson.

"The poignant life of Margaret of Cortona offers a profound avenue to explore the rich complexity of Franciscan spirituality with special focus on the Lay Franciscan experience and with insights into the Franciscan tradition as a whole. This accessible translation of the vita of Margaret of Cortona will be beneficial to both students and scholars interested in the Franciscan tradition, and to people with a devotional attraction to Franciscan spirituality. This volume will be indispensable reading in Franciscan studies for decades."
-- Darleen Pryds, Associate Professor of History and Spirituality, Franciscan School of Theology, Graduate Theological Union

"Thomas Renna s English translation of Fra Giunta Bevegnati s 1308 Life of Saint Margaret of Cortona (1247-1293) is a treasure trove of early Franciscan history primarily drawing from her canonization proceedings, the penitential movement, popular legend, and the cult of women's saints. It is based on Fra Fortunato Iozzelli's 1997 critical Latin edition. Renna's translation preserves the colloquial flavor and emotional force of Margaret s dialogues as well as their historical accuracy. Renna is careful to point out that numerous mythical elements about Margaret s penitential practices eventually became integrated into her Legenda. Between 1272-1289 Margaret turned to the Friars Minor, including her biographer, Fra Guinta, for spiritual advice. Known for her severe penances, she became Cortona's most public citizen. She died in 1293 in the commune of Cortona which built a church for her remains that became a popular pilgrimage site. A rich oral tradition continued to surround Margaret until her canonization in 1728. Fra Giunta's life of Margaret is peppered with vignettes relevant to the development of the Third Order of Saint Francis."
-- Ingrid J. Peterson, O.S.F., Rochester, MN

EAN 978-1-57659-301-1
400 Pages
Available in Hard Cover or Paperback
2012


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In the Footsteps of St. Clare: A Pilgrim's Guide Book

by Ramona Miller, OSF

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This book is a guide to the spirituality of Saint Clare of Assisi at the places where she lived and where her body lies. Her courageous exit from her noble home to a life of poverty at San Damiano has a timeless message for Franciscan and for those who yearn to discover God.

ISBN 1-57659-070-4
EAN 978-1-57659-070-6
124 pages
Tradepaper
1993

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Her Bright Merits: Essays Honoring Ingrid J. Peterson, OSF

Edited by Mary Meany, PhD, and Felicity Dorsett, OSF
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This book is a tribute to Ingrid J. Peterson, OSF, for her academic and scholarly contributions to the study of Clare of Assisi and the women of the Franciscan movement. Divided into four sections, each looks at a particular emphasis of Ingrid's study and scholarship.

The first section introduces us to Ingrid and contains the medal citation from the Franciscan Institute along with contributions from Ramona Miller and Margaret Carney.


The second section takes us into the heart of the Franciscan women with essays by Felicity Dorsett, Jean-Francois Godet-Calogeras, Beth Lynn, and Pacelli Millane.



The third section begins with three essays on Angela of Foligno from Diane Tomkinson, Joy Schroeder and Darleen Pryds. Essays from Alison More, Margaret Klotz, Paul Lachance, and Regis Armstrong on topics ranging from Margaret of Cortona to James of Milan to medieval spirituality complete section three.


The last section is Ingrid's summation of what she leaves for us to do.


ISBN 1-57659-312-6
EAN 978-1-57659-312-7
288 Pages
Tradepaper
2012


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Colette of Corbie: Learning and Holiness - Kindle/eBook

by Elisabeth Lopez, translated by Joanna Waller

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Released for the first time in English.
Lopez’s book, originally published in French in 1994, is a serious study of Colette and her reform movement of the Poor Clare Sisters. “Lopez’s book is a necessary reading for anyone who wants to understand the many faceted aspects of the history of the Poor Clares,” says Pacelli Millane, O.S.C. Clarisses de Valleyfield. Colette of Corbie is one of the few texts written depicting the historical context and spiritual depth of the reform which offered women of the Second Order the opportunity to return to the observance of the Rule of St. Clare. “It is really wonderful that Elisabeth Lopez’s book has now been translated into English, especially because it fills a gap in the history of Franciscan women during the Late Medieval period and specifically of the Poor Clares, whose diversity, spiritual creativity and influence have been emphasized by recent European scholarship,” states André Vauchez.

ISBN 1-57659-218-9
EAN 978-1-57659-218-2
640 Pages
Hard Cover
2010


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Colette of Corbie (1381-1447): Learning and Holiness

by Elisabeth Lopez, translated by Joanna Waller
 
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Released for the first time in English.
Lopez’s book, originally published in French in 1994, is a serious study of Colette and her reform movement of the Poor Clare Sisters. “Lopez’s book is a necessary reading for anyone who wants to understand the many faceted aspects of the history of the Poor Clares,” says Pacelli Millane, O.S.C. Clarisses de Valleyfield. Colette of Corbie is one of the few texts written depicting the historical context and spiritual depth of the reform which offered women of the Second Order the opportunity to return to the observance of the Rule of St. Clare. “It is really wonderful that Elisabeth Lopez’s book has now been translated into English, especially because it fills a gap in the history of Franciscan women during the Late Medieval period and specifically of the Poor Clares, whose diversity, spiritual creativity and influence have been emphasized by recent European scholarship,” states André Vauchez.

ISBN 1-57659-217-0
EAN 978-1-57659-217-5
640 Pages
Tradepaper
2010

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Clare of Assisi: The Lady

translated by Regis Armstrong, OFM Cap

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Provides new translations of Clare’s writings and related primary sources, revised and new introductions from earlier editions, as well as previously unpublished documents to chronicle the life of Saint Clare.

2006: 472 p.
Hc 978-1-56548-220-3
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Clare of Assisi: Investigations

by Roberta McElvie, OSF, Michael Blastic, OFM Conv, Ingrid Peterson, OSF, Regis Armstrong, OFM Cap, Michael Cusato, OFM
 
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Investigations contains papers from the 1992 Kalamazoo International Medieval Congress.

ISBN 1-57659-078-X
EAN 978-1-57659-078-2
115 pages
Tradepaper
1992

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