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Poor Clares

LC control no.n 50078178
Descriptive conventionsrda
Corporate name headingPoor Clares
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Variant(s)Franciscans. Second Order
Second Order of St. Francis
Sisters of St. Clare
Order of St. Clare
Poor Ladies
Poor Clare Nuns
Ordre de Saint Claire
Orden de Santa Clara
Hermanas Clarisas
HH. Clarisas
P.C. (Poor Clares)
See alsoCapuchin Poor Clares
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Found inA fifteenth-century courtesy book ... 1914.
Its Rule and testament of St. Clare ... c1987: CIP t.p. (Poor Clare Nuns)
Catholic Church. Pope, 1261-1264 (Urbanus IV). Un manoscritto arborense inedito del Trecento, 1985: p. 9 (le clarisse)
L'Ordre de Saint Claire à Bordeaux avant la Révolution, 1996.
Franciscan Province of Granada website, viewed June 29, 2006 (Hermanas Clarisas, Orden de Santa Clara)
Las Clarisas de Antequera, 2006: t.p. (HH. Clarisas)
Day, P. A dictionary of religious orders, c2001: Poor Clares (Poor Clares; Second Order of St. Francis; founded in Convent of San Damiano in Assisi in 1212 by St. Clare and St. Francis of Assisi; originally known as the Poor Ladies; spread throughout Europe in 13th cent.; St. Clare's own Rule approved just before her death in 1253 but not observed in every Poor Clare monastery; several reforms 15th and later centuries, bringing into being the Colettines, the Recollect Poor Sisters, the Discalced Poor Sisters (Poor Clare Sisters of St. Peter of Alcántara), the Poor Clares of the Strictest Observance, and the Capuchin Poor Sisters)
Britannica online, Sept. 2, 2011: Poor Clare, religious order (Poor Clare, also called Clarissine, or Clarisse; any order of nuns descending from the Franciscan order founded at Assisi, Italy, in 1212 by St. Clare of Assisi; called the Urbanist Poor Clares, or officially the Order of St. Clare (O.S.C.); generally Poor Clares are regarded as the most austere women's orders of the Roman Catholic Church)
New Catholic encyclopedia, 2003, viewed online Sept. 2, 2011: Poor Clares (Poor Clares; order of contemplative nuns; followers of St. Clare subsequently became known under various titles, among which the more prominent are: Poor Clares (PC), the Order of St. Clare (OSC), and Poor Clares of St. Colette (PCC)) Maria Laurentia Longo, Ven. (Maria Laurentia Longo founded Capuchinesses, Franciscan sisters; instituted convent of nuns 1535; gave it first the rule of St. Clare of Assisi, then statutes inspired by those of the Capuchin monks; Pope Paul III approved the order Dec. 1538)