Thursday, July 30, 2009
St. Clare's Tunic and Mantle on display at the Portiuncula in AssisiOn Palm Sunday, March 18, 1212, a young noblewoman of Assisi, Clare, di Favarone, attended Mass at the cathedral of San Rufino where she received her palm from the bishop himself. That night she left home secretly and went to the chapel of St. Mary of the Angels, the Portiuncula. There St. Francis himself witnessed her vows to live the Gospel life of poverty, chastity, and obedience. From that moment until her death she was a true Bride of the Poor Christ, the most faithful daughter of Francis.