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Anthology of Saints, Martyrs, Blessed, Venerable

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Servants of God, Writers, and Other Holy Women of the
Order of St. Clare
Introduction:
Eight centuries have left the followers of Saint Clare of Assisi a rich heritage of great
women who brought her charism into the 21st century. Besides those who shared Clare's life at
Saint Damian's, there have been thousands in Poor Clare monasteries spread throughout the
world whose names are written in the annals of Franciscan history, and whose writings are
preserved in Clarian archives
Many of these histories and writings of the sisters were lost in monasteries plundered
during wars in the Middle Ages. Even in the late 19th century, political upheavals forced
European communities into exile. Religious records were destroyed, although some works by
Poor Clare Nuns, and historical and biographical accounts, have survived.
Besides the Poor Clares who left writings, there are Poor Clare martyrs, models of
Christian mysticism, and women of prayer or outstanding virtue. Hueber's Menologium lists 588
outstanding Clares. Ausserer's Martyrologium contains a number exceeding 700. Beschin and
Palazzolo's Martyrologium Franciscanum lists the names of 486 Clares. These figures are largely
unknown even among the members of the Order of St. Clare

Some points to remember in using this research:

Not all Poor Clares who left writings are included here.
The list of the many Clares writing today is not complete.
Many Servants of God have been omitted due to scant information available.
Many resource books, either old, in foreign languages, have been omitted.
Names are left in the language geven in their source.
Some women who lived within a Poor Clare monastery may not have made profession.
The initials used to cite the various branches of the Order to which these women
belonged are omitted where there is uncertainty

These lists are a selection from the more extensive contents of a research project in
progress. May these entries inspire qualified scholars to search more deeply into the story of
the women who followed Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi beyond 800 years. And may this
research bring to light the impact of St. Clare on her times, and its continuing contribution to
the Church and to the world in our day.

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Branches of Poor ClaresIncluded in thisAnthology_
O.S.C. ... Order of St. Clare. This title was given by Pope Urban IV, to those following the Rule
he promulgated, known as the Urbanist Rule of St. Clare. It continued to be used by those
who chose to return to the original First Rule of Saint Clare. This took place in 1950.
Those within the jurisdiction of the Friars of the Observant Reform in Italy in the 15th
century were nown as the Order of St. Clare of the Strict Observance.

P.C.C.... Poor Clare Colettines. These Poor Clares live the First Rule of St. Clare according to the
particular charism of St. Colette of Corbie who initiated a reform of the Order in France
in the 15th century. They became known as Poor Clare Colettines because they were
under the jurisdiction of the Colettine Friars reformed by St. Colette.

O.S.C. Cap.... Poor Clare Capuchins. Mother Maria Laurenza Luongo led a reform of the
Order in the 16th. century. At first they used the Constitutions of St. Colette
supplemented with statutes from the Capuchin Friars' Constitutions. In 1927 particular
Constitutions were drawn up for these Capuchin Poor Clares, within the jurisdiction of
the Capuchin Friars.

P.C.P.A.... Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, or Sacramentine Poor Clares, or, Poor Clares of
the Most Blessed Sacrament. Founded in 1854 in Troyes, France, by Bonaventure
Heurlaut, O.F.M.Cap. and Mother Marie Claire Bouillevaux. At first they were Third
Order Regular Cloistered Nuns called Franciscan Nuns of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
In 1912 they were incorporated into the Order of St. Clare taking the Urbanist Rule of St.
Clare.

O.S.C. Divine Providence … Poor Clares of the Divine Providence. Led by Mother Teresa del
Sagrado Cuore, Poor Clares in Barcelona, Spain, were requested by the Bishop to teach
catechism to poor girls. They were officially regognized as Poor Clares in 1878.

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Table of Abbreviations ______________
The following list provides the sources for abbreviations used in the bibliography.

AFH .... Archivum Franciscanum Historicum. Collegio S. Bonaventura, Colle S.Antonio, 00046
Grottaferrata, Roma.

AIA.... Archivo Ibero-Americano. Col. Card. Cisternos, O.F.M. Madrid, 1914 -1936; 1941.

Annales…. Annales Minorum. Ed. Luke Wadding. Quarrachi, 1931-1948. [49 volumes]

BF.... Bibliographia Franciscana. Collectanea Franciscana. Sectio Bibliographia, Instituto Storico
dei Fr. Minori Cappuccini, Roma. [This reference is included because it contains notices
of reviews of many books, and descriptions of their contents.]

BBF.... Bibliografia de Bibliografias Franciscanas.

BLH.... Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica. 11 vols. ed. José Simón Días. Madrid 1960-1976.

CronEspan ... Cronicas Franciscanas de España. Ed. Jacobo de Castro, O.F.M. Madrid: Editorial
Cisneros, 1977. [Note: There are hundreds of Clares in these volumes not yet recorded in
this lists.]

Devas .... Franciscan Essays. Dominic Devas, O.F.M. London: Herder, 1924.

De Clary..... Lives of Saints and Blessed of the Three Orders of Saint Francis. Leon di Clary.
Taunton: Franciscan Convent, 1885.

Escritoras .... Escritoras Clarisas Españolas. An Anthology. Maria Victoria Triviño, O.S.C. Madrid:
Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos, 1992.

Fiege.... Marianus Fiege, O.S.F.Cap. The Princess of Poverty. Evansville: Poor Clare Nuns, 1900.
The Newman Press, 1991.
Fortini… Arnaldo Fortini, St. Francis of Assisi. New York: Crossroads, 1981

Habig....Franciscan Book of Saints, Marian Habig, O.F.M. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1959;
revised edition 1979.

Hist. Abrégée .... Histoire Abrégée de L'Orders Sainte Claire d'Assise. 2 vols. Edition des Monastéres
des Clarisses Colettines a Lyon et a Tournai. Lyon: Desclee de Bower, 1906.

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Iriarte....Franciscan History: The Three Orders of St. Francis of Assisi. Damien Iriarte, O.F.M.
Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1982.

J. a San Antonio....Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana, sive Alumnorum Trium Ordinum S.P.N.
Francisci, 3 vols., 1732.

Lainati .... Chiara Augustusta Lainati, O.S.C., ed. Temi Spirituali dagli Scritti del Secondo Ordine
Francescano. Assisi: Maria Degli Angeli, 1970.

Lynch …. A Poor Man’s Legacy: An Anthology of Franciscan Poverty. Ed. Cyprian J. Lynch, O.F.M.,
St. Bonaventure, NY: The Franciscan Institute, 1988.

Marianus....Libro delle Degnitá et Excellentie del Ordine della Seraphicae Madre delle povere donne
Sancta Chiara da Assisi. Marianus da Firenze. Introduzione, note e indici del P. Giovanni
Boccali, O.F.M. Edizione "Studi Francescani" Firenze: S. Maria degli Angeli, 1986.

MartFran .... Martyrologium Franciscanum. Compiled by P. Ignatio Beschin and P. Juliano
Palazzolo, O.F.M. Vicetiae: Tipografia Commerciale Editrice, 1939.

Men....Hueber, F. Menologium seu brevis et compendiora illuminatio...sanctorum, Beatorum....
Munich, 1698.

Misc. Fran..... Miscellanea Francescana.

Moorman, John.… History of the Franciscan Order from Its Origins to the Year 1517. Oxford, 1968.

P. Antonio...Giardino Serafico. Pietro Antonio di Venezia, 1710. [Italian translation of Hortus
Seraphici]

SerMart ....Ausserer, Peter Paul, O.S.F. Seraphisches Martyrologium enthaltend Kurze Lebensfichen
Söhne und Töchter des Hl. Franciscus Seraphicus. Salzburg, 1889.

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Poor Clare Saints_____________________
Agnes of Assisi, St., +1253. Assisi, Italy.
Sister of St. Clare of Assisi.

Writings:
A letter to her sister, St. Clare.

Resources:
Corcoran, Dean, O.F.M. Cap. In Her Sister's Shadow. The Life of Agnes of Assisi. New Jersey: St.
Anthony's Guild, 1958. Pamphlet.
Fiege, 114-115; Fortini, 316-325; 349-53.
Gennaro, Clara. “Clare, Agnes and the First Sisters: from the ‘Pauperes Dominae’ of San
Damiano to the Poor Clares.” Greyfriars Review 9 (1995): 259-76.
Lainati, Chiara Augustusta, O.S.C. “The Most Prudent Virgin Our Sister” [A biography of St.
Agnes of Assisi +1253] The Cord 35 (1985): 275-83.
Little Known Franciscans: St. Agnes of Assisi. Round Table of Franciscan Research 22 (1957): 109-
17.
Lynch, 69 - 71.

Agnes of Prague (Bohemia), St. 1205-1282. Prague.
Daughter of King Ottokar I. Corresponded with St. Clare of Assisi, and established a Poor Clare
Monastery at Prague.
Resources:
Armstrong, Regis C., O.F.M. Cap. Clare of Assisi: Early Documents. New City Press, 1996. [St.
Clare’s letters to St. Agnes of Prague.]
Cremaschi, O.S.C. S. Agnes di Boemia. Vita Minorum 33 (1991): 163-75.
DeClary, I, 239-248; Fiege, 124-34, 211; Forti, 342-52; Habig, 156-8.
John Paul II’s Book of Saints. Ed. Matthew Bunson. Huntington, ID: Our Sunday Visitor
Publishing Division, 1999, p. 13.
Lynch, 133 - 136; Moorman, 210.
O'Brien, Celsus, O.F.M. Agnes of Prague. Limerick, Ireland: Franciscan Friary, 1989. [Booklet.]
Pit'ha, Peter. The Canonization of the Czech's Agnes. Trans. Sergius Wroblewski. The Cord 43
(1993): 23-8.
Soukupova, Helena. The Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia. Prague: National Gallery, 1993.
Two Canonized in ceremonies in St. Peter's Basilica; Letter from the Holy Father, March 2,1982,
for the seventh centenary of her death. L'Osservatore Romano 46, November13, 1989: 12.
Vyskocil, J. K. The Legend of Blessed Agnes of Bohemia & the Four Letters of St.Clare. Translated by
Vitus Buresh. Cleveland: Micro Photo Division, Bell & Howell Co., 1963.

Battista di Montefeltro, St., 1384-1448 /1378-1444. Montefeltro, Italy.

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Writings:
De conditione fragilitatis humanae.
De Vera Religione.
Plurimas etiam ad diversos, (teachings, letters)
Orationem ad Martinum V. Pont. Max.
Fattori, A. and B. Feliciangeli. Letere inedita da Battista da Montefeltro. Rendiconti della Acad.
dei Lincei 26 (1917): 196-215.

Resources:
Lainati, I: 510, 511; II: 1561.

Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception Muttathupdathu, St., Indian Clarist Nun, 1910-1946.
Kerala, India.
Resources:
Chako, K. C., Sister Alphonsa.
John Paul II’s Book of Saints. Ed. Matthew Bunson. Huntington, ID: Our Sunday Visitor
Publishing Division, 1999, p. 92.
Minnatur, Dr. Joseph, Ph.D. The Passive Way.

Camilla Battista Varani, St., 1458 -1524 /1527. Camerino /Marche, Italy.
Foundress of a Monastery of Clares in Varano the city of her birth.
Writings:
Considerazioni divote sopra la Passione di N.S. Gesù Cristo.
Lauda: "Quando serà che possa contemplare...."
I Ricordi di Gesù.
I dolori mentali di Gesù nella sua Passione.
Due preghiere a Dio.
Vita spirituale.
Transito del b. Pietro da Mogliano.
Memoria del monaco olivetano spagnolo.
Instruzioni al discepolo.
Ad una religiosa.
Visioni di S. Caterina da Bologna.
Lettera alla Suora vicaria.
Lettera a Muzio Colonna.
Lettera (Latin) a Giovanni da Fano.
Trattato della purità del cuore.
Novena alla Vergine.
Preghiera alla Vergine.
Dichiarazione sulla Regola delle Clarisse.
Lettera al medico Battista Pucci.
Considerazioni sulla Passione.

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Preghiera eucaristica.
Distici latini.
Sonetto alla Vergine.

Publications on the writings:
Batista Varani. Franciscan Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours, 89-91.
___. The Seven Sorrows of Christ. Trans. Joseph Berrigan. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Peregrina
Publishing Co., 1986.
___. My Spiritual Autobiography. Trans. Joseph Berrigan. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Peregrina
Publishing Co., 1986.

Resources:
Abate, Giuseppi. The Lives of S. Veronica Giuliani, Capuchin Nun, and of the Blessed Battista Varani
of the Order of S. Clare. London, 1874.
Fiege, 212.
Gessner, Kurt, O.F.M.Cap. “Little Known Franciscans. B. Baptista Varani”. Round Table of
Franciscan Research 20 (1955): 69-73.
Habig, 392; Lynch, 273 - 276; Moorman, 558.
O'Brien, Celsus, O.F.M. The Story of the Poor Clares. Limerick: Franciscan Friary, 1992: 28-31.

Catharine of Bologna, St. +1413 -1463. Ferrara/ Messina, Italy.
Celebrated for her holiness of life. Her incorrupt body is held in high veneration.

Writings:
Rosarium metricum de Mysteriis Passioniis Christi Domini, et de vita B. Mariae Virginis.
Libellum de Septem Armis Necessariis subeunti certamen spirituale.
Libellum de revelationibus.
Opuscula varia ligato, ac soluto Sermone.
Sermones ad Sacras Virgines.

Publications on the Writings:
"Admirable Instructions of S. Catharine of Bologna." Trans. Mary Magdalen of St. Augustine,
1621. London: Scolar press, English Recussant Literature Series, vol. 247, 1975, 193-398.
[Reprint of "The Seven Spiritual Arrows"]

Examples of her art work:
Nuney, Lucius M., O.F.M. "Descriptio Breviarii S. Catherine Bononiensis." Archivum
Franciscanum Historicum 4 (1911): 732-47. [The Breviary of St. Catherine, said to have
been transcribed and illuminated with various figures of Christ and the B. Virgin Mary,
by the saint.]

Resources:

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Admirable Life of the Holy Virgin S. Catherine of Bologna. London: Scola Press, English
Recussant Literature Series, n. 274, 1975. 81-192. [Contains "The Seven Arrows" also.]
De Clary, 394-437.
Guigni, Guido. The Saint: A Short Life of St. Catherine of Bologna, O.S.C. Revision. Bologna, 1984.
Monastero del Corpus Domini, Via Tagliapietre, 23, CPA. P. 40123 Bologna. [Pamphlet.]
Maura, O.S.F. “Artist of Divinity.” The Cord 5 (1955): 38-44.
Moorman, 557; Lynch, 247 - 250.
O'Brien, Celsus, O.F.M. The Story of the Poor Clares. Limerick: Franciscan Friary, 1992: 25-8.
Saint Catherine of Bologna. Franciscan Book of Saints, 337.

Chiara d'Assisi, Saint, Abbess, 1194-1253, Assisi, Italy.
Foundress of the Order of Saint Clare.
Sources:
The Versified Legend.
The Legend of Saint Clare of Assisi, Thomas of Celano.
The Acts of the Process of Canonization of Saint Clare.

Writings:
The Rule of Saint Clare.
The Testament of Saint Clare.
The Four Letters to Agnes of Prague.
The Blessing of Saint Clare.
A Letter to Ermentrude of Bruges.

Publications on the Writings:

Armstrong, Regis J., O.F.M.Cap. Clare of Assisi: Early Documents. New York: Paulist press, 1988.
Revised: St. Bonaventure, New York: The Franciscan Institute, 1993.
____. The Lady: Clare of Assisi, Early Documents. Revised edition and translation. NY: New
City Press, 2006.
Godet, Jean -François, O.F.M. "Claire et la vie au feminin. Symboles des femme dans ses
ecrits." Laurentianum 31 (1990): 148-75; English: "Clare The woman, as Seen in Her
Writings." Trans. Paul Barrett. Greyfriars Review 4(1990): 7-30.
Omaechevarria, Ignatio, O.F.M. Escritos de Santa Clara y Documentos Complementarios. Madrid:
Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos, 1982. 16 -19.
Robinson, Paschal, O.F.M. "Writings of St. Clare of Assisi." AFH, 1910.

Resources on St. Clare and her spirituality are extensive. The following lists some of the
readily accessible resources for your convenience.

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Armstrong, Regis J., O.F.M.Cap. "Clare of Assisi: The Mirror Mystic." The Cord 35 (1985): 195-
202.
Aschmann, Mary Francis, P.C.C. "Clare of Assisi: Saint for Now." The Cord 3 (1953): 229-35.
___. "Clare: Mirror of Humanism." The Cord 44 (1994): 196-204.
Beha, Marie, O.S.C. “Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall.” The Cord 51(2001): 176-83.
___. "Clare's Charism." The Cord 46 (1996): 181-92.
___. Clare’s Prayer: Office of the Passion.” The Cord 50 (2000): 166-74.
___. "The Vocation of Clare of Assisi." The Cord 45 (1995): 7-15.
Bodo, Murray, O.F.M. Clare: A Light in the Garden. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press,
1979. Revised and expanded edition: Franciscan Press, 1992.
---. The Way of St. Francis. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1984. [Clare's spirituality, 39-45.]
Campbell, Barbara Ann, S.F.O., and Gertrude Ann Heiser, S.F.O. "St. Clare of Assisi and a Look
at Contemplative Motherhood." The Cord 27 (1987): 212-7.
Carney, Margaret, O.S.F. "Clare and the Franciscan Missionary Charism." Franciscan Digest 5
(1995): 39-55.
Daniel-Rops [Petiot Henri J. Ch.]. The Call of Saint Clare. Trans. Salvator Attanasio. New York:
Hawthorne Books, [1963.]
DeRobeck, Nesta. St. Clare of Assisi. Compilation. Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Co., [195];
Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1988.
Downing, Frances Teresa, O.S.C. "Clare, A Woman for Today." The Cord 46 (1996): 160-70.
Farnum, Mabel Adelaide. St. Clare, Patroness of Television. New York: Society of St. Paul, 1958;
Wisconsin: Franciscan Publishers, 1961.
Fiege, Marianus, O.F.M. The Princess of Poverty. Evansville, IN: Monastery of Saint Clare, 1909;
Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1989; The Newman Press, 1991.
Flinders, Carol Lee. "St. Clare of Assisi." Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of Seven Women
Mystics. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1993.
Fortini, Arnaldo. "St. Clare, Lady of Light." Saint Francis of Assisi." New York: Crossroads, 1981.
Pp. 327-66.
Giles, Mary E. “Creativity and Feminism: Clare and Teresa of Avila.” Clare of Assisi: A Mediaval
and Modern Woman. Clare centenary Series, Vol. 8. St. Bonavneture, NY: The Franciscan
Institute, 1996.
Godet-Calogeras, Jean-François. Out of the Shadows: Clare and Franciscan Women. Chicago,
Illinois: Haversack, 1994.
---. Clare of Assisi: A Woman's Life. Chicago, Il: Haversack, 1992.
Habig, Marion A., O.F.M. The Franciscan Book of Saints. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1959;
1979. 596-600.
___. “The Modernity of St. Clare.” The Cord 50 (2000): 186-8.
Hart, Fidelis, O.S.C. "Following in the Footprints of the Poor Christ: Clare's Spirituality."
Medieval Religious Women: Peaceweavers. Ed. Lillian Thoman Shank, and John A. Nichols.
Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1987.
Hone, Mary Francis, O.S.C. "Woman Most Powerful." The Cord 33 (1983): 206-14.

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___. "The Refining of the Light: The Way of Purgation in Saint Clare of Assisi." The Cord 36
(1986): 3-15.
___. "Everything After God: Living the Spirit of Clare in Today's World." Spirit and Life 1
(1991): 73-91. Italian: "Tutto dopo Dio: vivere oggi lo spirito di Chiara." Forma Sororum 32
(1995): 166-88.
Hutchinson, Gloria. Six Ways to Pray from Six Great Saints. Paterson, NJ: St. Anthony Messenger
Press, 1982. [Contains a chapter on Clare and Liturgical prayer.]
Karecki, Madge, O.S.F. "Clare, an Enabling Leader." The Cord 38 (1987): 195-201.
___. "Clare: Poverty and Contemplation in Her Life and Writings." Medieval Religious Women:
Peaceweavers. Ed. Lillian Thomas Shank, and John A. Nichols. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian
Publications, 1987.
Karper, Mary Seraphim, P.C.P.A. Clare: Her Light and Her Song. Chicago: Franciscan Herald
Press, 1984.
Knox, Leslie. "Clare of Assisi and Learning." The Cord 46 (1996): 171-79.
Lord, Bob and Penny. "St. Clare of Assisi: Sister Moon to Francis' Brother Sun." Saints and Other
Powerful Women in the Church. (publisher ?) 15-44.
Lynch, 61 - 68.
Marie Aimée du Christ. "The Charism of St. Clare: A Prophecy for Women of Every Age."
Trans. by Charles Serignat, O.F.M.Cap. Greyfriars Review 1 (1987): 77-91.
Mary Clare, P.C.C. "The Finding of the Body of Saint Clare." The Cord 35 (1985): 247-53.
Mary St. Paul, P.C.C. Clothed With Gladness. Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor
Publishing Division, 2000.
Miller, Ramona, O.S.F. In the Footsteps of Saint Clare: A Pilgrim’s Guide. New York: The
Franciscan Institute, 1993.
Peterson, Ingrid, O.S.F. Clare of Assisi: A Biographical History. Quincy, Ill: Franciscan Press, 1993.
___. “Yes, Clare, the Candles are Still Burning after your 800th Birthday Celebration” A
Bibliographic Retrospect.” The Cord 54, 4(2004): 193-202.
___. "Clare of Assisi's Mysticism of the Poor Crucified." Greyfriars Review 9 (1995): 163-192.
Prini, Pietro. "St. Francis and St. Clare in the Medieval Mysticism of Love." Greyfriars Review 11
(1997): 301-9.
Roggen, Heribert, O.F.M. Spirit and Life: The Gospel Way of Life in the Writings of St. Francis and
St. Clare. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1970.
___. The Spirit of Saint Clare. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1971.
Schneider, Christine Therese, S.S.J.-T.O.S.F. Chiara Suffering Woman. 1993. [Registered with
Library of Congress for reproduction for the use of Blind or Physically Handicapped
Individuals.]
Temple, David, O.F.M. "St. Francis and St. Clare, and the Custody of the Eucharist." The Cord
28 (1988): 214-6.
Thom, Francis Ann, O.S.C. "Clare of Assisi: New Leader of Women." Peaceweavers: Medieval
Women. Ed. John A. Nichols and Lillian Thomas Shank. Cistercian Studies Series.
Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 1987.

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van Asseldonk, Optatus, O.F.M.Cap. "The Holy Spirit in the Writings and Life of St. Clare."
Trans. Charles Serignat, O.F.M.Cap. Greyfriars Review 1 (1987): 93-104.

Coletta (Boylet) of Corbie, St. Abbess, + 1447. Ghent, Belgium /Poligny, France.
Reformed and established many monasteries of the ancient observance of the Rule of St.Clare
called Colettines.

Writings:
Sentiments sur la Sainte Régle.
Petites Ordinances.
Constitutions. Approved in 1434. Original at Besançon.
Intentions. Copies at Gand, Besançon, Poligny and other monasteries.
A letter sent to Ghent completing the "Intentions".
Dèvote Exhortation. [An old ms. remains in the Monastery of Ghent. A copy transcribed in 1770
is preserved at the Bibliotheque municipale de Besançon.]
Derniers avis de Ste. Colette á ses filles. Copy at Besançon.
Letters to the religious of Ghent.
" " a friend in Ghent, Marie Boquiel.
" " her confessor, Pierre de Vaux.
" " many people of Ghent.
" " many benefactors (original at Ghent).
" " Mahaut de Savoie (original at Poligny).
Numerous other letters to prelates, princes, princesses, Generals of the Order, religious, etc.
written to the Convent at Besançon, which are at the Vatican or Paris libraries, or else
have been lost. The following are at Amiens:
Letter which St. Colette wrote to Vevay "sur le trèpas du frère Henri de la Baulme" dated from
Besançon , 26 February.
Letter written to "Meres de ce sien couvent du Puy."
Supplication de la Bienheureuse Mére Colette au Roi Charles, pour la commune de Corbie. [A
request by Mother Colette to King Charles on behalf of the community at Corbie.]
Letter addressed to "Soeur Angés de Vaux, abbesse d'Hesdin." [This is a more recent copy of a
letter written to the convent of Arras.]
Letter to "Soeur Louise Bassende." [To a religious in the convent of Auxonne.]
Letter written by St. Colette at Gand to ".... the good Father Confessor of the convent of Puy."
(Frére Jehan Lannier.)
2 letters adressed to the religious of Corbie.

Publications on the writings:
Declarations and Ordinances made upon the Rule of our Holy Mother St. Clare, 1622." Ed. D.
M. Rogers. London: Scolar press, English Recussant Literature Series, 226, 1977.
First Rule of Saint Clare and the Constitutions of Colette. Chicago: Angel Guardian press, 1924.

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Sentiments of St. Colette of Corbie: the Original Text of Her Constitutions. Trans. Mary Francis
Aschmann, P.C.C., Roswell, NM: Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1970.
Testament of Saint Colette. Trans. Mary Francis Aschmann, P.C.C. Chicago: Franciscan Herald
Press, 1987.

Resources:
Mary Francis Ashmann, P.C.C. Walled-in Light: Saint Colette. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1959.
De Clary, I: 369-94.
Felicity, Sister, P.C.C. Barefoot Journey. Illus. Rosemary Haughton. London: Darton, Longman
and Todd, 1961.
Habig, 95; Lynch, 241 - 244.
Maguire, Conor. St. Colette and Her Reform. London & Edinnnnnnnburg: Sands & Co., 1924.
Marie-Elizabeth. “Colette of Corbie.” Trans. Sergius Wroblewski, O.F.M. Greyfriars Review 4
(1990): 101-6.
O'Brien, Celsus, O.F.M. The Story of the Poor Clares. Limerick: Franciscan Friary, 1992: 22-4.
Parsons, Gertrude. The Life of Saint Colette: The Reformer of the Three Orders. Burns and Oates,
Saint Marie Perrin, Elizabeth. Colette and Her Reform: A Page from the Histroy of the Church.
Trans: Mrs. Conor Maguire. St. London & Edinburgh: Sands and Co. St. Louis, MO: B.
Herder Book Co., 1924.
Shimberg, Albert Paul. Tall in Paradise: The Story of Saint Coletta. Francestown, N.H.: Marshall
Jones, 1947.

Eustochia (Eustochium) Smaragdam Calafato, St., 1434-1485 (1430-1484) +1468.
Catania/ Italy and Messina, Sicily.
Founded in Messina a new monastery according to the primitive Rule of St. Clare.

Writings:
Il Libro della Passione.

Resources:
De Clary, I: 320-3.
Fiege, 211; Habig, 107.
John Paul II’s Book of Saints. Ed. Matthew Bunson. Huntington, ID: Our Sunday Visitor
Holy Anorexia ,140-5.
Publishing Division, 1999, p. 24.
MartFran, Jan. 20 [Note: Her mother Eustochia Colonna-Calafati became a Tertiary and is listed
in Martyrology on Oct 17.]
Moorman, 557.

Filippa Mareri, St. 1220 -1236. Borgo S. Pietro/Rieti, Italy.
The first Poor Clare beatified.

Resources:

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BF, 673 (1974-1980); 655 (1981-85).
De Clary, I: 257-60.
Fiege, 117; Habig, 119.

Kinga, St. [Cunegunda, Kunda, Zingua), 1224-1292, Germany / Crakow, Poland.
Duchess with her husband Boleslaus, Duke of Poland, Daughter of the King of Hungary, sister
of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary.

BF, 952, n. 4524 (1958-63); 1038, n. 7545-7 (1964-73); 667, n. 8412-3 (1974-80); 646, n.8087-90
(1981-85).
Fiege, 137, 211; Habig, 543.
Marianus, 166; MartFran, July 24.
SerMart, January 10.
Szwarga, Kazimierz. "Dzieje relikwii bl. Kingi." Ksiega pamiatkowa jubileuszu Seminarium
Duchownnego w Tarnowie (1821-1971). Tarnów: Kuria Diecezjalna, 1971. 245-60.

Maria Maddalena Martinengo, St. (di Barco), O.S.C. Cap., 1687-1737. Brescia, Italy.
Writings:
Trattato sull'umilta.
Spiegazione dele Costituzione Cappuccinae.
Dialoghi: tra l'anima e l'umanita; tra l'anima e lo spirito; tra lo spirito e l' Amore.
In nidulo meo morior.
Exercizi spirituali.
Discorso sopra il niente.
Discourses on various passages of Scripture.
Numerous letters.
Autobiography.
Diverse massime spirituali del ven. P.dre Giovanni di S. Sansone della provincia di Turrena, sopra le
quali la ven. madre Maria Maddalena Martinengo capucina nel monastero di Brescia disse il suo
sentimento, con diverse conferenze e misteri della passione del Signore. Il tutto fatto dalla stessa
per ubbidienza a lei data da Confessori. [This manuscript preserved at the Monastere di S.
Chiara at Lovere has complete works]
Racolta di varie lettere e biglietti scritte a diverse persone dalla venerabile Madre Cappuccina Maria
Maddalena Martinengo da Barco. [This manuscript, preserved in the archives of the
Boshop of Brescia, is not complete but also contains some letters]

Resources:
BF, 336, n. 5271-2 (1940-46); 493, n. 2074 (1947-48); 615, n. 2644-5 (1949-50); 861, n.4124 (1951-53);
1117, n. 4214 (1954-57); 963, n. 4609 (1958-61).
Da Milano, Ilarino, O.F.M. Cap. Martinengo, Maria Maddalena, di Barco, Beata [+1737].
Enciclopedia Cattólica 8 (1952): 208-9.

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Fiege, 212.
Maria Maddalena Martinengo, Contessa di Barco, Clarissa Cappuccina. Milan 1964.
Habig, 556.

Veronica Giuliani, St., O.S.C. Cap., Abbess, 1660-1727. Città di Castello.
Published Writings:
Sola con Dio solo. Rome: Città Nuova, 1992. [Considered to be the most original mystical
Dictionary]
Il Diario. Siena: Edizioni Cantagalli, 1989.
Diario di S. Veronica Giuliani: Volume VII, Indici analitici Generali. Ed. Lazaro Iriarte, O.F.M. Cap.
Città di Castello: Monastero delle Cappuccine, 1991.
Diario: Indici analitici. Vol. 7. Ed. L. Iriarte. Assisi: Porziuncola, 1989. [A general bibliography
of Veronican works.]
Esperanza e dottrina mistica. Ed. Lazaro Iriarte, O.F.M.Cap. Rome: Editrice Laurentianum, 1981.
[Spanish: Madrid: B.A.C., 1991; French: Paris: S.E.R.A.C.E., 1989.]
Esperta di Dio. S. Veronica Giuliani. Città di Castello: Centro Studi, 1983.
Il Diario. Pref. R. Piccinelli. Siena: Edizione Cantagalli, 1989.
Il mio Calvario. Ed. O. Fiorucci. Città di Castello, 1960.
Il mio Calvario: Autobiografia. Città di Castello: Monastero delle Cappuccine, 1960, 1976.
Il Purgatorio d'amore. Ed. A. Minciotti. Città di Castello, 1980. [Contains comparative indices for
Veronica’s writings. Also available in English, German, French, Spanish, and Polish]
Letere. Ed. M. G. Fulvi, and L. Iriarte. Assisi: Portiuncola, 1989. [With this volume the writings
of the saint are complete. It contains 443 letters written to sisters, confessors and
bishops.]
The Purgatory of Love (Il purgatorio d'Amore). Trans. Dr. Oliver Knox. Città di Castello: Centro
Studi Veronichiano, 1983.
Visioni. Comp. M. Baldini. Ed. Nardini. Firenze: 1991.
Un tesoro nascosto ossia Diario di S. Veronica Giuliani. Nuova edizione curata dal sac. Oreste
Fiorucci. Five vols. Città di Castello. [These volumes contain the entire corpus of
Writings.]
Veronica (S.) Giuliani. Fragmentum ineditum Diarii asservatum in Arch. Prov. Ven. Cap.
L'Italia Francescana 35 (1960): 384-8.

Resources:
Bell, Rudolph M. Holy Anorexia. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985. 54-83. [A study on
Veronica's extreme fasting from food.]
BF, 690, n. 3615 -7 (1938-39); 333, n. 5225; 337, n. 5286-89 (1940 -46); 614, n. 2642; 615, n. 2643
(1949 -50); 860-1, n. 4118-4123 (1951 -53); 963, n. 4610 (1958-63); 677, n. 8545 (1974
-1980).
Courbat, Monique. Veronica Giuliani: Writing and Rewriting. Trans: Edward Hagman, O.F.M.
Cap. Greyfriars Review 13 (1999): 297-317.
De Clary, III, 179-98.
Dictionnaire de mystique chrétienne. Paris: Migne, 1858: 856.

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Habig, 503.
Hess, Cuthbert [of Brighton], O.F.M. Cap. Veronica Giuliani. The Catholic Encyclopedia 15. New
York, 1912: 363.
Iriarte, Lazzaro, O.F.M.Cap. Ed. St. Veronica: Doctor of the Church. Archivum Franciscanum
Historicum 73 (1980): 384-6.
___. The Franciscan Spirit of St. Veronica Giuliani. Trans. Edward Hagman, O.F.M. Cap.
Greyfriars Review 2 (1993): 193-227.
Life and Teachings of St. Veronica Giuliani. Dover: Delaware, U.S.A. 2006.
Lollini, Massimo. Obedient Writing and Tridentine Mysticism in Veronica Giuliani. Trans.
Edward Hagman, O.F.M.Cap. Greyfriars Review 14(2000): 21-41.
Lynch, 451-3.
Millane, Pacelli, O.S.C. St. Veronica Giuliani of Città di Castello: The Search for God in the Tradition
of St. Clare. A thesis presented at St. Bonaventure University, New York, 1994: 84-109.
Picciafuoco, Umberto, O.F.M. “St. Francis in the Piety and Mystical Experience of St. Veronica
Giulian, Based On Her Diary.” Greyfriars Review 10 (1996): 89-106.
Renna, Thomas. St. Veronica Giuliani and the Stigmata. The Cord 54 (2004): 170-8.
Salvatori, Filippo Maria, S.J. Vita della Beata Veronica Giuliani Badessa delle Cappuccine in S. Chiara
di Città di Castello. Rome: Lazzarini, 1803. [7 Italian editions, 2 German, 3 Polish, 1
French, 2 Spanish, 2 Portuguese, 1 Greek.
___. The Lives of S. Veronica Giuliani, Capuchin Nun, and Blessed Battista Varani of the Order of Saint
Clare. London: Washbourne, 1874.
St. Veronica Giuliani. Extracts from the diary of St. Veronica Giuliani, Abbess of the Convent of
Capuchinesses at Città di Castello. Translated from Italian by Sr. Francis, Tertiary. The
Franciscan Annals 67 (1944-45): 80-2, 110-2, 140-3, 170-2, 203-5, 237-9, 270-3, 295-7, 334-6,
363-66.

Poor Clare Martyrs______________________
Martyrs of Zawich, Poland
51 Poor Clares slain by Tartars, on February 2, 1260 (1259).
Resources:
Castigacio Scriptores 328. Lists names of all the Poor Clares martyred at this time.
Del Valle, C., O.F.M. Brilliante martirologio de las Clarisas. Misiones Franc. 37 (1953): 355-9.
Habig, 1018.

Names of the Clares martyred at Zawich, Poland:

Agatha Zavichost, Agnes Jastrzebska, Bertilda di Varsavia, Caterina di Radymno.
Chiara di Kracov, Cordola, di Slaukowo, Cristina di Woynicz, Dislava di Lowitz,
Domicilla di Warta.

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Brykcia di Chenyncy, Donislava di Moseiska, Donislava di Sandomir.
Dorea do Przemysl, Dorotea di Posnan, Edvige di Zatoria, Elena di Tarnow, Elizabetta di
Koziwnca, Eva di Potylicz, Felicissima di Grodek, Felicita di Bochnia, Giaromilla di
Varsavia, Gioconda di Wieliczka, Govanna di Zavichost, Giuliana di Czestocheowa,
Godola di Skala, Marcellina di Miechow, Margherita di Jaroslaw, Margherita di Kalisz,
Margarita de Sandomir, Marina di Leopoli, Martina di Oswiecim, Odislava di Warka,
Oliveria di Plokozk, Onorata di Zavichost, Onoria di Plock, Orsola di Prosowice, Ottilia di
Casimiria, Ottolia di Sandecz, Paola di Sandomir. Petronilla di Ilza, Scolastica di
Stradom, Sofia do Opatow, Stanislaa di Opoczno, Sventoca di Melsztyn, Vitoslava di
Busko, Vislavia di Clepardia, Vislobona di Wladislaw, Visomira di Rzeszow.
Viszomira di Lowitz, Wolislava di Lubino, Zlotoslava di Prosovice.

Martyrs of Acre (Tel Aviv), Antioch, Tripoli, Syria
71 Poor Clares slain by Saracens in 1268 and 1291.
Resources:
Del Valle, C., O.F.M. Brilliante martirologio de las Clarisas. Misiones Franc. 37 (1953): 355-9.
Marianus, 160 -3: Habig, 1018.

Martyred in Rome:

Domitilla da Perugia, Martyr +1460(1451). Rome, Italy.
SerMart, February 16; MartFran, February 16.

Poor Clare Martyrs of Nurnberg, Germany. 1463.

Dorothea Roler, +1463, Nurnberg, Germany.
One of a community of martyrs; all names are listed in the martyrology.
SerMart, January 1.

Poor Clare Martyrs of France. 1557.

Two Poor Clares were martyred by the Calvanists in Rouen, France.
The Abbess and other nuns of the Aurilac Monastery died in prison, in 1794.
Resources: Oliger, Livarius, O.F.M. La caduta di S. Giovanni d'Acri nel 1291 e una leggenda
agriografica migratoria. Miscellanea Pio Paschini (Rome)I (1949): 327-47.
Gregoire, P. Les religieuses de Nantes durant la persecution revolutionaire. Nantes, 1921.
Guérin, M. Louis. L'Auréole de Sainte Claire. Remondet-Aubin, 1867.
Schmitt, Clément. Les Clarisse Urbanistes et Colletines de Metz pendant la Révolution.
Memoires de l'Académie nationale de Metz. Metz: Impr. spéciale des voix lorraines, 1921.

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Marguerite de Rouen, Martyr, 1557. Rouen, France.
MartFran, September 26.

Later during the Revolution:

Jeanne Le Royer (Marie de la Nativitè), Bl. & Martyr, 1734-1798. Fougères, France.
Writings:
One volume of revelations.
One volume of autobiographical notes.
A volume composed mostly of letters sent during the Revolution.
A fourth volume constituting a supplement to her life and writings.

Publications on the Writings:
LeRoyer, Soeur de la Nativite, [Jeanne le Royer] Vie et Revelations. Paris: 1819.
Vita e rivelazione di Giovanna Le Royer, poi suor della Natività. Clarisse conversa nelle urbaniste di
Fougères. Piacenza, 1874-1875.

Resources:
Mystiques Franciscains. Edited, Ivan Gobry. Paris: Éditions Franciscains, 1959: 180-6.

Agatha Ametler. +1558. Ciudadela, Minorca.
Martyred by Turkish pirates in 1558.

Anonymous, Martyr, +1563, Borgogna.
The memory of a certain nun who fell into the hands of the heritics and sustained many
torments in order to preserve her chastity and faith intact.
MartFran, January 8.

Poor Clare Martyrs of Spain. 1936.
Fifteen Poor Clares were martyred by the Revolutionists during the Spanish Civil War, 1936.
Three from the Madrid Monastery, the rest died in prison; three from the Monastery of Monzόn
del Cinca; and five Capuchin Poor Clares from various monasteries. There were also 10
Conceptionists martyred at that time.

Names of a few of these:

María de la Concepción Sánchez Marqués [Teresa of Jesus]. 1878-1936. Treuel, Spain
http://newsaints.faithweb.com/martyrs.

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Milagro Ortells Gimeno, O.S.C.Cap., SOG 1882-1936. Valencia, Spain.
Martyred November 25, 1936, at Picadero de Paterna, Valencia, Spain, during the Spanish Civil
War.
http://newsaints.faithweb.com/martyrs.

Inés Sota Garaola, Martyr, 1898 – 1936.
Martyred November 25, 1936, at Picadero de Paterna, Valencia, Spain, during the Spanish Civil
War.
http://newsaints.faithweb.com/martyrs

Isabel Calduch Rovira, O.S.C. Capuchin, Martyr, 1882-1937. Castellon, Spain.
Martyred in the Spanish Civil War, April 13, 1937.
http://wwwnewsaints.faithweb.com/martyrs

Other martyrs:

Agatha Marella, Virgin & Martyr. Year or place of martyrdom not available here.
MartFran, May 6.

Giovanna "Piccola", Martyr. Year or place of martyrdom not available here.
MartFran, Septmber 26.

Mary Teresa of the Child Jesus (Mieczsawa, Bl., O.S.C. Cap 1902-41, Przasnysz, Poland
In 1941 she was placed in Dzialdowo concentration camp with the 36 members of her
community, finally offering her life for the release of her sisters.
Resources:
Continenti Missionari Cappuccini 5/6 (1999).

Blessed Poor Clares __________________
Cecilia Coppoli, Abbess, Bl. 1426 -1500. Foligno, Italy.
Foundress and Reformer.
Writings:

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Historiam Monialium Clarissarum proedicti Monasterii a V. Alexandrina Sulmonensi ejusdem loci
Moniali, suaque magistra inchoatem.

Resources:
BF, 1107, n. 4169 (1954-57); 673, n. 8495 (1974 -1980).
Fantozzi, A. Documenti intorno alla B. Cecilia Coppoli Clarissa (1426-1500). AFH 19 (1926):
210.
___. La riforma osservante dei monasteri delle Clarisse nell'Italia centrale. AFH 23 (1930): 361-
82; 488-550.
Lainati, I: 128, 129; II: 1587.

Chiara da Rimini (Agolanti), Bl., 1282-1346. Rimini, Italy.
Although listed as a tertiary by Beschin and Palazzolo, she later became a Clarisse, according to
recent historians.

Resources:
BF, 655, n. 8210 (1981-1985).
Fiege, 211.
Habig, 104; Iriarti, 451.

Felice Meda (da Milano), Bl. 1378-1444. Pesaro /Marche, Milan, Italy.
Foundress of Corpus Christi Convent, Pesaro. Led the Observant Reform among the Poor
Clares.
Resources:
BF, 852, n. 4073 (1951-1953).
Compendium Chronicarum FF Minorum. AFH 3 (1911): 106.
De Mareto, Felice, O.F.M.Cap. Meda, Felice (Felix) beata [+1444] Enciclopedia Cattolica VIII,
Citta del Vaticano 1952. 565.
Fiege, 211; Habig, 553; Iriarte, 456.
Meda, Filippo. Una insigne Clarissa Milanese, La B. Felice Meda (1378-1444). AFH 20 (1927):
241-59.
Moorman, 557.

Felicia de Verona, Abbess, Bl. + ca. 1440. Verona\ Venice.
Resources:
BF, 958, n. 4577 (1958-63); 851-2, n. 4072 (1951-3).

Florida Cevoli da Pisa, Bl., 1685-1767, Cittá di Castello, Italy.
A companion of Saint Veronica Giuliani.
Writings:
Letters.

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Resources:
Beatificazione Sr. Florida Cevoli. Cittá di Castello: Monastero S. Veronica Giuliani, 1993.
BF, 1052, n.7680-1 (1964-1973); 677, n.8544-5 (1974-1980); 662, n.8288-9 (1981-1985).
John Paul II’s Book of Saints. Ed. Matthew, Margaret & Stephen Bunson. Huntington, ID: Our
Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 1999, p. 154.
Lainati, II, 1578-1579.

Giulia da Milano, Bl. Milan, Italy
Writings
Revellationi della B Caterina alla B. Giulia da Milano.
Three vols. Ms. preserved at the Monastery in Milan.

Resources:
Grassetti, G. Vita della B. Caterina da Bologna. Bologna, 1654: 153-4.
Annales, 1463.

Helena de Elsemini (Helen of Padua) Bl. 1208-1242. Padua .
Contemporary of St. Clare.

Resources:
BF, 851-2, n. 4072 (1951-1953); 1105, n. 4163 (1954-1957); 673, n. 8492 (1974-1980).
Fiege, 115, 211; Habig, 912.
Nugent, Madeline. “Sister Helena de Elselmini,” in St. Anthony: Words of Fire, Life of Light,
Boston, MA: Pauline Books and Media, 1995. Pp. 267-278.
Sartori, Antonio. La Beata Elena Enselmini da Padova. L'Osservatore Romano 19, 4 maggio 1957.

*Isabella of France, (Queen) Bl. ca. 1225-1270, Longchamp /Paris, France
Sister of St. Louis the IX, King of France. Although not a Poor Clare, she spent her life in the
cloister of the Clares, and composed a Rule of Life for Poor Clares: The Rule of Isabella. It
is believed that she made profession of the Rule at her deathbed.

Resources:
BF, 335, n. 5261, 5262 (1940-46); 1093, n.4116 (1954-57); 953, n.4537 (1958-63).
De Clary III, 89-96; Fiege, 119, 211.
Field, Sean. The Rules of St. Isabella. St. Bonaventure, NY: The Franciscan Institute, 2015.
Habig, 415.

Jeanne Le Royer (Marie de la Nativitè), Bl. & Martyr, 1734-1798. Fougères, France.
Writings:

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One volume of revelations.
One volume of autobiographical notes.
A volume composed mostly of letters sent during the Revolution.
A fourth volume constituting a supplement to her life and writings.

Publications on the Writings:
LeRoyer, Soeur de la Nativite, [Jeanne le Royer] Vie et Revelations. Paris: 1819.
Vita e rivelazione di Giovanna Le Royer, poi suor della Natività. Clarisse conversa nelle urbaniste di
Fougères. Piacenza, 1874-1875.

Resources:
Millane, Pacelli, O.S.C. Soeur de la Nativité Le Royer of Fougères: Search for God. [The Search
for God in the Tradition of St. Clare.] Thesis presented at St. Bonaventure University, New
York, 1994. 110-37.
Mystiques Franciscains. Edited, Ivan Gobry. Paris: Éditions Franciscains, 1959: 180-6.

Jeanne de Jussie (de Tussie), Bl. 1503-1561, Geneva, Switzerland / Annecy, France.
Writings:
Le Levain du Calvinisme au commencement de l'hérésie di Genève.

Publications on the writings:
Le Levain du Calvinisme au commencement de l'hérésie di Genève. Chambery: DuFour, 1611. Many
editions, the most recent text in La France franciscaine II (1913): 15-117. Italian: Istoria
memorabile del principio dell'eresia di Genevra. Edited Marcellino da Civezza, O.F.M.
Prato, 1882.

Resources:
Humani, Maria Castiglione. Giovanna di Jussie. Frate Francesco 11, 1 (1938): 52-8.
Lainati, I: 663; II: 1587-8.
MartFran, January 2; P. Antonio, 70.

Margherita de Colonna, Bl., 1255-1280. Palestrina / Lazio, Italy.
Resources:
BF, 655, n. 8206-9 (1981-1985)
Cadderi, Attilio. La beata Margherita Colonna [1255-1280]. Rome: Edizioni Frate Francesco, 1984.
___. Margherita Colonna, una Mistica Clarissa del sec. XIII. Vita Minorum 52 (1981): 369-77.
___. La beata Margherita Colonna nel settimo centenario della morte (1280-1980). Frate
Francesco 48 (1981): 31-42.
Fiege, 211; Habig, 840.

Marguerite de Lorraine, Bl., Widow, 1463-1521. Argentina /Séez, France.
Duchess of Alençon. Poor Clare Foundress, Political Leader.
Resources:

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BF, 667, n. 8415 (1974-1980)
Bibliotheca Sanctorum, 776-7.
Guerin, Rene. La Bienheureuse Marguerite de Lorraine duchesse d'Alencon et religieuse clarisse....
Paris: Tequi Libr., 1921.
___. La bienheureuse Marguerite de Lorraine, Duchesse d'Alençon. Alençon, 1924.
Habig, 831.
Iriarte, 456.

María Angela Astorch, Bl., 1592-1665. Murcia /Barcelona, Spain.
Writings:
Autobiography, letters, poetry.
Escritoras, 189.

Published writings:
My Interior Way. Ed. Lazaro Iriarte, O.F.M. Madrid, 1985. [Spanish]

Resources:
BF, 661, n. 8286 (1981-1985); 1115, n. 4206 (1954-7).
Joannes Paulus II. Litterae apostolicae pro beatificatione Mariae Angelae Astorch, monialis
capuccinae. Anal. O.F.M. Cap. 99 (1983): 289-91.
John Paul II’s Book of Saints. Ed. Matthew Bunson. Huntington, ID: Our Sunday Visitor
Publishing Division, 1999, p. 233.

Marie-Celine a Presentatione [Jeanne-Germaine Castang], Bl., P.C.C., 1878 – 1897.
Bordeux-Talence, France.
Resources:
BF, 336, n. 5267 (1940-46); 614, n. 2640 (1949-50); 668, n. 8433 (1974-80).
A Lily of the Cloister; or, The Edifying Life of Sister Marie-Celine of the Presentation. Trans. Mary
Caroline Watt. Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1924.
Lekeux, Marcial, O.F.M. La petite Soeur Céline. Paris: Éditions Albin Michel, 1949. Spanish: La
pequeña sor Celina. Trans. P. Jose Carrillo, O.F.M. Barcelona: Luis Gili Editor, 1956.
Poor Clare Nun. Sister Celine. Abridged from the French Life by R.B.M. Foster. London: Burns
Oates and Washbourne, 1923.

Matthia of Nazzarei, Bl. 1234-1300 (1320). Matelica /Marche, Italy.
Resources:
Clarisse de Matelica. Beata Mattia, rivelaci il tuo segreto! In Margine ai 750 anni dalla nascita
della beata Mattia. Forma Sororum 40, n.5 (2003): 256-62.
De Clary, 332- 338.
Fiege 211; Habig 843; MartFran, Dec. 28

Paola Montaldi, Bl., 1443-1514. Mantua, Italy.

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Resources:
BF, 851-2, n. 4072 (1951-3); De Clary, III, 429-31; Fiege, 211.
Giuliani, Innocenzo, O.F.M. Splendori di Santità nel Secondo Ordine Francescano nelle
Venezie. Venezia Francescana 20 (1953): 145-202.
Habig, 621; Iriate, 456;

Petronilla of Troyes, Bl., Abbess, +1355. Moncel /Beauvais, France.
Resources:
Habig, 552; Iriate 451.

Salomea (Salonica) of Crakow, Bl., 1201- 1268 (1254. Cracow, Poland.
Resources:
BF, 951, n. 4523 (1958-63); 1038, n. 7543 (1964-73); 646, n. 8086 (1981-85); 667, n. 8412 (1974-80).
Fiege, 136, 211.
Habig, 866.

Seraphina Sforza de Colona, (Svena, Sveva), Bl., Widow, Abbess, 1434-1480. Pesaro
/Marche, Italy.
Widow of the Count of Montefeltro. Abbess of Corpus Domini Monastery.
Resources:
Acta Sanctorum Sept. 3, 312-24.
BF, 852, n. 4076 (1951-53); 1106, n. 4167 (1954-57)
Fiege, 211.
Habig, 675; Iriarte, 456.
De Clary, II: 114-20.
Moorman, 557.
Sannazzaro, Piero. Sforza, Serafina (Svena), beata [ +1478]. Enciclopedia Cattólica 9 (1953): 476.
Annales, XIV: 211-213.
Humani, Maria Castiglione. Contessa e cappuccina (Maria Magdalena Martinengo). Frate
Francesco 15 (1942): 172-6.
Mystiques Franciscains, 171-4.
Poor Clare Nun. St. Clare and Her Order: A Story of Seven Centuries. London: Mills & Boon, 1912:
260-1.

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Venerable Poor Clares_______________
Agnese Chiara (Steiner) del Sacro Costato, Ven. +1862. Nocera/Umbria, Italy.
Resources:
Baur, Giovanni. Steiner, Agnese Chiara del Sacro Costato, venerabile. Enciclopedia Cattolica XI.
Cittá del Vaticano, 1953: 1316.
BF, 853, n. 4082 (1950-1953); 1047, n. 7634, 7635 (1964-1973)
SerMart, August 24.
Sigismondi, Gino. io IX e la Ven. Madre Agnese Steiner. Ricerche di archivo." Pio IX I (1972):
396-412.
___. Nella Chiesa e per la Chiesa. Madre Agnese Steiner. Rome: Edizioni Paoline, 1973.

Antonia Maria Belloni, Abbess, Ven. 1635-1719. Codogno\Lombardy, Italy.
Resources:
Lainati I, 191, 329; II: 1618; MartFran, January 11.
Vita della Ven. Serva di Dio Suor Antonio Maria Belloni Religiosa...nel Monastero di S. Chiara di
Cologno Borgo Regio.... Rome: Pagliarini, 1754.

Chiara Francesca Caterina Giannetti, Ven., 1654-1739, Fermo, Italy.
Resources:
Canarisio, Fulgenzio. Compendio della vita della molto reverende madre suora Caterina Giannetti, da
Mogliamo, monaca professa del ven. Monastero di s. Chiara di Fermo e riformatrice del
monastero di s. Benedetto di Sant'Angelo in Pontano. Fermo MDCCXCL.
Picciafuoco, Umberto. Piccoli Fiori di un Giardino: Dodici brevi biografie di anime consacrate. Fermo:
Monastero S.Chiara, 1985: 31-5.

Chiara Isabella Fornari, Ven., Abbess, 1697-1744, Todi, Italy.
Stigmatic. She promoted devotion to Our Lady of Confidence.
Resources:
Memorie della vita e della virtu della Serva di Dio Suor Chiara Isabella Fornari Romana...dell' Ordine di
S. Chiara... Venezia: Occhi, 1768.
BF, 1046, (1964-1973);
Habig, 1018; Hist. Abrégé, vol. 2, 335; Lynch, 459-461.
Mary Francis, P.C.C. My Mother, My Confidence. Nottingham: Poor Clare Colettine Monastery,
1975.
O'Brien, Celsus, O.F.M. The Story of the Poor Clares. Limerick: Franciscan Friary, 1992: 66-9.

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Chiara Isabella della SS. Concezione (Gherzi), Ven. Abbess (Angela Maria Gherzi), 1742 -
1800, Gubbio, Italy.
Writings:
About 50 letters.
The following manuscripts are conserved in the archives of the monastery at Gubbio.
MSS. 1: Summario dei Processi Ordinario ed Apsotolico fatti per la beatificazione. This contains
all the acts of the Process gathered in the years 1806-1807.
MS. 2: Formula di voto da S.CV.I. nella festa SS. Trinitá...;Altra formula di voto ad onore di
Maria SS...; Avvertimenti. ff. 7.
MS. 2a: Serie delle cose appartementi a sr. Chiara Isabella del Monastero della SS. Trinitá di
Gubbio, scritti da essa medesima per ordine de' suoi confessori, pp.172.
MS. 3: Frammenti di memorie scritti di carattere di sr. Ch.I. con due lettere dagli originali
copiate, pp. 39.
MS. 4: Memorie delle cose appartementi a sr. Ch. Isabella scritte per ordine de'suoi confessori,
pp.48.
MS. 5: Memorie di quanto è andato di tanto accadendo a S.C.I.Abbadessa del Monastero della
SS. Trinitá di Gubbio, e delle cognizioni da essa avute, copiate dai fogli della medesima,
scritti di ordine del suo confessore, pp. 56.
Resources:
1875.
Habig, 1018.
MartFran, Oct, 27.
O'Brien, Celsus, O.F.M. The Story of the Poor Clares. Limerick: Franciscan Friary, 1992, 69-71.
Urbani, Epifanio, O.F.M. Ti farò mia sposa. La Venerabile Chiara Isabella Gherzi Clarissa del
Monastero St. Trinità in Gubbio. Gubbio,1993.

Febronia Ferdinanda Ansalone di Gesu, Ven., +1718, Palermo, Sicily.
MartFran, September 23.

Francesca Farnese di Gesù e Maria, Ven. 1593-1651, Albano /Lazio, Italy.
Reformed the monastery in Palestrina, and founded monasteries in Farnese, Albano ,and the
Conception in Rome. Her sisters were known as Farnesian Clares.
Writings:
Tratatto distinto in capi o discorsi, per insegnare il modo che deve tenere una Novitia per approfittarsi
nella vita religiosa. [The original ms. conserved in the archives of the Monastero della SS.
Concezione di Albano.]
Meditationi per le Domeniche e feste dell'anno. [This may be found in a collection of ms. copied
from the original in 1768 at the same Monastery.]
Tratto di meditationi sopra l'orazione domenicale.
Tratto di meditationi sopra l'orazione domenicale Pater Noster.
Orationes nonnullas pro quotidiano exercitio suarum actionum.
Varias orationes dictis, sententiisque sacre Scripturae, Sanctorum Patrum refertas de amore Die.

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Canticum de Assumptione B. Mariae Virginis.
Letters containing her instruction for the observance of the Constitutions, and records of her
Institute.
A number of verses, some with music.
Her Autobiography.

Publications on the writings:
Opuscula. Sacra diversa poemata. Ed. Josephus Jacobus Hertz. Venice 1679.
Canticum de Assumptione B. Mariae Virginis. 1654.
Ricordi di Suor Francesca alle Religiose. [Much of this work is given by Nicoletti.]
Tratto di meditationi sopra l'orazione domenicale Pater Noster. Provided by Nicoletti.

Resources:
BF, 1107 n. 4172 (1954-57); 1047, n. 7632 (1964-73).
Castigatio Scriptores, 1255.
Gori, Severino. La ven. Francesca Farnese (1593-1651), riformatrice delle Clarisse a Roma. Frate
Francesco 32 (1965): 69-77, 129-36.
J. a San Antonio, 354; Lynch, 409 - 411.
MartFran, October 17; P. Antonio, 76

Joanna Maria Floriani de Cruce, Ven. (Giovanna Maria della Croce), 1603-1673 (75)
Rovereto /Trento, Italy.
Reformed two monasteries. Along with others, she erected the monastery of S. Carlo di
Rovereto. Her life was written by her first confessor, Franciscus de Cles, Minorite
Reform.
Writings:
16 vols. Gospel commentaries. Among these are:
Super Cantica.
Super onmia Evangelia Dominicalia.
Super varias ac difficiles Sacra Scripture Sententias.
Constitutiones pro Reformatione secunde Regulae S. Clarae.
Meditationes quindecim pro Natalitio Christi Domini.
Meditationes 13, ad visitandum Puerum Jesum in Praesepio.
Quadraginta pro Domino in deserto visitando.
Quadriginta de Domini Pasione.
Sexaginta de Christi Resurrectione.

Resources:
BBF, 853; BF 851-2, n. 4072 (1951-3); 1107, n. 4173 (1954-57); 1047, n. 7633 (1964-73).
Giuliani, Innocenzo, O.F.M. “Splendori di santitá nel Secondo Ordine Francescano nelle
Venezie.” Venezia Francescana 20 (1953): 145-202.
Hist. Abrégée, 308-11; J. a S. Antonio 116.
MartFran, March 26.

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P. Antonio, 71.
Rossaro, Antonio. Giovanna Maria della Croce. Enciclopedia cattólica VI. Città del Vaticano,
1951: 492.
SerMart, March 26.

Maria Crucifixa Satellico, Ven., 1706-1745.
Writings:
Her autobiography and many letters.

Resources:
BF 851-2, n. 4072 (1951-3); 657, n. 8231-2 (1981-1985);.
De causa beatificationis Ven. Servae Dei Mariae Crucifixae Satellico, monialis professae Ordinis
S. Clarae, in monasterio S. Luciae Montis Novi - Senogallien Dioecesis (1706-1745).
Commentarium Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Conventualium 80 (1983): 126-31.
Frungillo, Rosario. Vita della Ven. Serva de Dio Suor Maria Crocifissa. Napoli 1850.
Giuliani, Innocenzo, O.F.M. Splendori di santitá nel Secondo Ordine Francescano nelle
Venezie. Venezia Franciscana 20 (1953): 145-202.
John Paul II’s Book of Saints. Ed. Matthew Bunson. Huntington, ID: Our Sunday Visitor
Publshing Division, 1999, p. 260.
MartFran, November 8.

Maria Diomira du Verbo Incarné, Ven., Capuchin, Abbess, 1708-1768 , Fanno, Italy.
Writings:
Autobiography.

Publications on the writings:
Vita della venerabile Suor Maria Diomira del Verbo Incarnato, Cappuccina professa nel monastero
di Fanno, scritta da lei medesima. First edition: 1788. Bologna, 1877; Rome 1916.

Resources:
Analecta Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum 14 (1898): 257-61; 18 (1902): 45-9.
Bibliotheca Sanctorum VIII, 1060-1.
BF, 963, n. 4611 (1958-63)
Lynch 473-5; MartFran, January 14.
Nadro, Silvino da. Acta et decreta causarum beatificationis et canonizationis O.F.M. Cap. Rome,
1964: 1103-16.
Pini, Cesar, ed. Life of the Venerable Maria Diomira del Verbo Incarnato. Trans. E. Bononcini. St.
Louis: Herder, 1907.

Maria Josefa del Castillo, Ven. +1741, Bogota, Columbia.
A Padre Views South America. Art in Bogota. [n.p., n.d.]: 238-9.

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Maria do Lado, Ven., +1633. Louriçal, Portugal.
Resources:
MartFran, August 20.
Vida da Serva de Deus Madre Maria do Lado: Fundadora do Mosteiro do Santissimo Sacramento do
Louriçal. Braga: Editorial Franciscana, 1981.

Maria Lanceata Morelli, Ven., 1704-1762.
Resources:
BF, 673, n. 8497 (1974-1980).

Maria Lorenzo Longo, Ven. O.S.C. Cap., Abbess, 1463-+1542, Napoli /Campania, Italy.
Resources:
BF 688, n. 3604 (1938-39); 859, n. 4116-7 (1951-1953); 1052, n. 7676-78 (1964-73); 676, n. 8531
(1974-1980); 661, n. 8284 (1981-1985).
DaBrusciano, Francesco Saverio, O.F.M. Cap. Maria Lorenzo Longo e l'opera del Divino Amore
a Napoli. Collectanea Francescana 23 (1953): 166-228.
Falanga, Agostino, O.F.M.Cap. The Venerable Maria Lorenza Longo Founder of the Hospital of the
Incurable and of the Capuchin Poor Clares of Naples. Trans. Francis Sariego, O.F.M.Cap.,
Capuchin Poor Clares of Wilmingtom, Diane Menditto, Magdalen O'Hara, Ursuline.
Forthcomming. (Chapters 1-1V published in the Bulletin of the Capuchin Poor Clare
Federation 1 (1993): 15-20.
Hist. Abrégée, vol.2, 246-89.
MartFran, December 21
Mareto, Felice da, O.F.M. Cap. Maria Lorenza Longo, venerabile (1542). Enc.Catt VII. Città del
Vaticano, 1951. 1516.
Toppi, Francesco Saverio. La venerabile Maria Lorenza Longo fondatrice delle cappuccine
[+1542]. Santi e Sanità nell'Ordine cappuccino III. Rome: Postulazione Generale dei
Cappuccini, 1981: 433-49. [English translation, 1994.]

Marianna de Jesús, Ven., 1555 -1635. Trujillo, Spain.
Writings:
Escritoras, 41.

Resources:
Madrid Biblioteca Nacional, mss. 7999. Vida de la Venerable Madre Mariana de Jesús, religiosa de la
primera Regla de Santa Clara en el convento de las Descalzas Franciscas de San Antonio de la
ciudad de Trujillo.
Crónica de la Prov. S. Miguel. Santa Maria (n.d.): 731-735.

Martha Boigas, O.S.C. Cap. Ven. + 1408. Barcelona, Spain.
Writings:
Vitam una cum revelationibus Ven. Sororis Marthae Boigas Capuccinae. 4 volumes preserved in the
Monastery of S. Margarita. Barcelona. [ca. 1645]

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Resources:
BF, 673, n. 8494 (1974-1980).
Cardini, Franco. Allegrezza Casali [soror Martha +1408] devota di S.Margherita, figura panoco
nota nella spiritualità cortonese. Studi Franciscani 72 (1975): 335-44.
Castigatio Scriptores CCXLI (241).
J. a San Antonio, 2.

Servant of God_Poor Clares________________
Acazia de Passione, SOG ca. 1557. Alanquer, Portugal.
Men, August 26; MartFran, August 24; SerMart, February 26

Agnes di S. Antonio, SOG + 1570. Belalcazar (Cordova), Spain.
MartFran, December 11; Men, December 8; SerMart, July 22.

Agnes do S. Dominico, SOG + 1565. Lisbon, Portugal.
MartFran, June 24; Men, January 20.

Ana dell'Assunzione, SOG ca. + 1600. Belvis /Placentia, Spain.
MartFran, September 12.

Ana Morales, SOG + 1575. Palma del Rio, Spain.
MartFran, November 28.

Ana María de San José da Villa Casta, SOG 1581-1632. Salamanca, Spain.
Writings:
Escritoras, 115.
Rerum suarum & Vitae narrationem Epistolicam. Salamanca, 1632.
Juanetin. La venerable virgen sor Ana Maria de San José. Salamanca 1665. 81-128. [Letters 64-69;
Poems 69-72.]

Resources:
J. a SanAntonio I, 87; MartFran, May 14.
Niño, Juanetin. En razon del interrogatorio en la causa de la venerable virgen sor Ana Maria de San
José. Salamanca 1862.
O'Brien, Celsus, O.F.M. The Story of the Poor Clares. Limerick: Franciscan Friary, 1992. 61.
Lainati, II, 1282, 1396, 1560.

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Andrea de Bandini, SOG + 1563. Volterra, Tuscany.
MartFran, July 20; SerMart, July 20.

Angela Cecilia Reina, SOG + 1535. Milan, Italy.
MartFran, November 13.

Angela Gabriela Mariani, SOG + 1540. Milan, Italy.
MartFran, August 2; SerMart, August 2.

Angela Magarita Serafina di Manresa, SOG 1543-1608. Barcelona, Spain.
Resources:
BF, 661 n. 8285 (1981-1985); MartFran, December 24.
Iriarte, Lázaro, O.F.M. Venerable Angela Margarita Serafina. La Fundadora que formó escuela (1543-
1608). Barcelona: Monasterio de Santa Margarita

Angela Maria Moscani, O.S.C. Cap. SOG ca. 1700. Città di Castello, Italy.
Gianotti, B., Vita della serva di Dio sour Angela Maria Moscani, Cappiccina nel venerable Monastero di
Città di Castello. Perugia: Costantini – Maurizi, 1757.

Angela Serafina Pavari (Davario) SOG + 1447. Milan, Italy.
MartFran, January 14; SerMart, February 9.

Anna di Audle, Abbess, SOG + 1390. Znoymo, Moravia.
MartFran, June 8.

Anna-Maria Antigo, SOG 1602-1676. Perpignan, France.
Resources:
AIA 2 (1914) 146; BF, 1094, n. 4117 (1954-1957).
De Arellano, Clemente, O.F.M.Cap. La Sierva de Dios M. R. M. Ana Maria Antigo, religiosa del
convento de Santa Clara de la Pasion, de Perpina. Abbeville, 1913.
Habig, 1018; MartFran, September 28.
Oudot, Marie-Pascal. Anna-Maria Antigo (1602-1676), Catalane et Clarisse, Une Femme de Tete et
de Coeur. Paris: Editions Franciscaines, 1997.

Anne-Marie de Calvarie, Abbess, SOG +1673. Limoges, France.
Foundress of the Reformed Poor Clares of Limoges.
Resources:
Memoires of her life collected by her confessor are preserved by the Clares of Limoges.
BF, 1040, n. 7559-60 (1964-73).
Fernand Gernioux. Le singulier enlévement d'Anne-Marie de Malden au grand couvent des
Claires á Limoges et sa destinèe. Lemouzi (Tulle) 5 (1969): 41-5, 196-201.

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Iriarte, 461; Leon II, 41-7; MartFran, April 7; SerMart, January 4.

Appolonia Pichinesi, SOG + 1560. Volterra\Tuscany, Italy.
MartFran, May 24.

Bona (Bonne) of Armagnac, (Arminiaco) SOG, P.C.C. 1434-1457 , Lézignan/Narbone, France.
Resources:
BF, 1110, n. 4184 (1954-57).
La Bienheureuse Bonne d'Armagnac...1434-1457. Ed. Guy Duval, O. F. M. Paris: Blond et cie,
1912.
Habig, 988; MartFran, October 26.

Clara Sánchez Garcia, SOG, Abbess. 1902-1973
Body incorrupt.

Resources:
BF, 671 (1974-1980); Escritoras, 435.
Garrido, Javier, O.F.M. Madre Clara Sánchez. Soria, 1976.

Costanza Velasquez, SOG, +1599. Cordova, Spain.
Foundress of the Monastery of Constantina.
MartFran, December 3.

Elizabeth do S. Jerome, SOG + 1555. Santarem, Portugal.
MartFran, Nov. 29

Elizabeth a S. Louis, SOG + 1549. Villa Conde, Portugal.
MartFran, April 21.

Eufrasia da Volterra, SOG + 1560. Volterra/ Tuscany, Italy
MartFran, Dec. 10

Evangelista da Subiaco, SOG + 1543. Tivoli /Lazio.
MartFran, July 30

Felice Roero d'Asti, SOG + 1449. Asti / Piemonte.
MartFran, Nov. 27

Filippa di Gueldria, P.C.C., SOG Widow, 1464-1547, Pont-à-Mousson /Lorena, France.
Duchess of Lorraine. Widow.
Annonymous. Vitam V. Philippae a Gualdefa, Clarisse Colletine. Lotharingia, 1547.

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Bertrand-Didelon, Geneviève. Philippe de Gueldre, princesse et moniale. Études Franciscaines
51 (1939):5-22, 133-64, 267-86, 379-414.
BF, 688, n.3608 (1938-39); 488, n.2039 (1947-48);
Bibliothecae Riccardianne Florentinae (Florence). Codex 3349. "Quidam versus italici in
honorem Philippae a Geldria, Lotharingiae ducissae, O.S.Clarae. 1431-1547." [Reviewed
in AFH 5 (1922): 169. 18 verses.]
Hist. Abrégée vol. 2, 168-73; Iriate, 459.
J. a San Antonio, III: 2; MartFran, February 26.

Francesca Caterina dei Chiarine di Novara, SOG, +1628. Novara, Italy.
MartFran, Nov. 28

Francesca Caterina dei Chiarine di Novara, SOG, +1628. Novara, Italy.
MartFran, November, 28.

Francesca de Brancamonte, SOG + 1544. Brancamonte/Valladolid, Spain.
MartFran, July 6.

Francesca de Hervas, SOG + 1560. Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, July 24.

Francisca Josefa de la Concepcion Castillo y Guevara, SOG 1691-1743. Tunja, Colombia
/Cuenca de campos, Spain (?)
One of the more eminent writers in Colombia’s literary history. Known as "the St. Teresa of the
New World."
Writings:
Correspondence with friends. (7 letters).
Correspondence with her spiritual director.

Resources:
Catholic Encyclopedia.
MartFran, February 23;
Musser, Benjamin Francis. Franciscan Poets, NY: Macmillan Co., 1933: 61-4.

Francisca de las Llagas de Jesús, O.S.C. Divine Providence, SOG 1860-1899.
Barcelona, Spain.
Resources:
Barcinon. Beatificationis et canonizationis Servae Dei Franciscae a Vulneribus Jesu. Acta
Apostolica Sedes 49( 1957): 85-7; Acta O.F.M. 76 (1957): 121.
BF, 1100 n. 4143 (1954-1957); Escritoras, 382.
Lainati I, 290; II: 829, 1575, 1582.

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Oriol de Barcelona, J., O.F.M.Cap. Sor Francesca de las Llagas de Jesús, Religiosa Clarissa del
Convento de la Divine Providencia de Badalona. Barcelona 1925. [Booklet found in the
Franciscan Institute library. Franciscana Gammelband vol. 38, no. 7]

Francesca de S. Antonio, SOG. + 1598. Jaén, Spain.
Together with Maria di S. Francesco, they were doubly sisters: both by blood and by faith .
MartFran, April 8.

Francesca de S. Antonio, SOG, + 1575. Belalcazar / Cordova, Spain.
(Previous person has identical name)
MartFran, December 21.

Francesca De S. Clara, SOG, Abbess, + ca. 1570. Belalcazar / Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, August 6.

Francesca de Valdivia, SOG + 1540. Andijar / Jaén, Spain.
MartFran, March 14.

Geremia Bianchi, SOG 1527 -1550. Fermo /Marche, Italy.
Resources:
MartFran, April 25.
Picciafuoco, Umberto. Piccolo Fiori di un Giardino: Dodici Brevi Biografie di anime consacrate.
Fermo: Monastero S.Chiara, 1985: 27-30.

Ginevra ( Giunipera) di Fonseca, SOG + 1565. Tordesillas / Valladolid, Spain.
MartFran, September 29.

Giovanna Battesimo, SOG + 1590. Belvis / Placencia, Spain.
MartFran, June 12.

Giovanna della Presentazione, SOG + 1600. Belvis / Avila, Spain.
MartFran, July 31.

Giovanna di S. Stefano, SOG + 1600. Fuente Ovejuna (Mellaria) / Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, June 15.

Giulia Confalonieri, (Tornielli) SOG + 1540. Milan, Italy.
MartFran, June 22.

Guiomara di S. Antonio, SOG + ca. 1565. Villa del Conde/Braga, Portugal.
MartFran, July 25.

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Isabella di S. Francesco, SOG + 1600. Belvis /Placentia, Spain.
MartFran, August 28.

Isabella Sciapa, SOG + 1615 (Paula Isabella). Milan, Italy.
MartFran, September 9.

Isabella Sotomayor, SOG + 1605. Belalcazar / Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, April 1.

Jane of St. Erasmus, SOG 1575 -1649. Philippeville, Netherlands.
Habig, 48-50.

Johanna Bachmanr, SOG + 1748. Münich, Germany.
SerMart, January 19.

Magdalena de Bretagna Armorica, SOG + 1562. Longchamp / Paris, France.
MartFran, May 29.

Manuela, SOG, Widow, + 1543. Sevile, Spain.
MartFran, March 31.

María Alvarez da Toledo, SOG, + ca. 1550. Oropesa /Avila, Spain/
MartFran, June 8.

María Amparo Del Sagrada Corazòn (Delgado Garcia), SOG 1889 -1941. Salamanca, Spain.
Resources:
Barriuso, Patrocinio Garcia, OFM. La Monja de Cantalapiedra. M. Amparo del Sagrado Corazón
Delgado Garcia, OSC. Salamanca: Monjas Clarissas de Cantalapiedra, 1991.
BF, 670, n. 8445 (1974-1980); 652, n. 8164 (1981-85).

María de la Antigua, SOG 1624. Marchena.
Dias, José Simón. Desangaño de Religiosas y de almas que tratan de virtud. Bibliografia de la
Literatura Hispanica.
Index Registorum Familiae Ultramontanae. AFH 12 (1919): 265.

Maria dell'Assunzione, SOG, +1576. Alanquer, Portugal.
MartFran, September 14.

Maria Battista Buttaroni, SOG + 1552. Foligno, Italy.
MartFran, June 4.

Maria da Borgo, SOG + 1568. Volterra /Tuscany, Italy.

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MartFran, October 21.

María de la Concepción, SOG + 1575. Belalcazar /Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, April 4.

Maria Cherubina Chiara di San Francesco Saraceni, SOG 1823-1871. Assisi, Italy.
Resources:
FS, 20 (1983): 85-92; MartFran, February 1.

Maria Chiara di Teresine del Bambino Gesù (Damato), SOG 1909-1948. Rome, Italy.
Resources:
BF, 1048, n. 7639-41 (1964-73).
Triggiano, Agostino da. Spiritualità del nostro tempo: Suor Chiara Damato (1909-1948), sposa
del Crocifisso. Riv. Asc. Mist. 35 (1966): 177-80.
The decree for the cause of beatification of Maria Chiara Damato. Anal. O.F.M. Cap. 74 (1958):
221.

Maria Clara a S. P. Francisco, (Kuefstein), O.S.C. Cap. SOG 1875-1933. Urbe, Italy.
Resources:
BF, 963, n. 4612 (1958-63); 691, n. 3622 (1938-39).
DaGatteo, Luigi, O.F.M. Cap. Suor Maria Chiara dei conti Kuefstein, Monaca Cappuccina (1878-
1933). Bologna: Scuola Tipografica Salesiana, 1938.

Maria Costanza del Divino Amore, (Panas), Capuchin, SOG 1896 -1963, Fabriano, Italy.
Writings:
A tract on meditation.
Resources:
BF, 677, n. 8549-50 (1974-80); 662, n. 8290 (1981-85).
Lainati II: 1171, 1593;
Vitali, Gisleno. Una lucerna sui candeliere. Madre M. Costanza Panas [a Divino Amore], clarissa
cappuccina del monastero de Fabriano. Fabriano: Monastero delle Cappuccine, 1980.

Maria Cristina Belèi della Ssma Trinità, SOG + 1827. Foligno /Citta di Castello, Italy.

Resources:
Canonici, Luciano. Santa Lucia di Foligno. Assisi: Maria degli Angeli, 1974.
MartFran, March 29.

Maria Elleta (Electa) Sani, SOG 1721-1754. Falerone, Italy.
Resources:
BF, 1108, n. 4175 (1954-1957); 673, n. 8496 (1974-1980).

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Diotallevi, Ferdinando, O.F.M. La Serva di Dio Suor Maria Eletta Sani (Marietta da Macerata),
Clarissa nel monastero di Falerone. Sassoferrato: Scuola Tipografica Francescana, 1954.
Second edition: Falerone: Monastero San Pietro, 1977.

Maria Emmanuala de Gesú, SOG 1885-1965. Bergamo, Italy.
Writings:
A few writings are preserved in the archives of the monastery at Bergamo.
Resources:
Lainati I: 386; II: 896, 1315, 1600-01.

María Francisca of the Wounds of Jesus, O.S.C. of Divine Providence. SOG 1860- 1899.
Badalona, Spain.

Maria Giuseppina Benvenuti, SOG 1856 -1926. Serra di Conti, Italy.
Resources:
Bernardini, Lorenzo. Storia di una moretta: suor M. Giuseppina Benvenuti [1856-1994]. Ancona:
Curia Provinciale O.F.M.Conv., 1978.
BF, 673, n. 8498 (1974-1980).

María de Incarnacione, SOG + 1615. Belalcazar /Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, May 13.

María de Jesus, SOG + 1575. Palma del Rio /Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, May 23.

María de Jesús, SOG, + 1595. Fuenta Ovejuna /Mellaria, Spain.
MartFran, April 2

María de Jesús, SOG + 1605. Palma del Rio /Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, July 11.

María de Losada, SOG + 1543. Villanova /Astorga, Spain.
MartFran, January 6.

Maria Luisa Biagini, SOG 1770-1811. Lucca /Tuscany, Italy.
Resources:
MartFran, March 29.

Maria Maddalena Boscaini, O.S.C. Cap, SOG ca. 1800. Pisa, Città di Castello, Italy.
Scinati, G., Vita della serva di Dio suor M. Maddalena Boscaini da Pisa, cappuccino in Città di Castello.
Pisa: Orsolini – Prosperi, 1875.

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María Magdalena di S. Antonio, SOG + 1530. Treviglio, Spain.
MartFran, October 8.

Maria di Montalban, SOG + 1 540. Cuenca de Campo /León, Spain.
MartFran, May 21.

Maria del Padre S.Francesco, O.S.C. Cap., SOG 1878-1933. Rome, Italy.
Resources:
Arsenio da Casorate, O.F.M. Cap. Un fiore del chiostro. (Suor Maria Chiara del Padre S.
Francesco). Italia Francescana 31 (1956): 257-64.
BF, 1118 n. 4220 (1954-1957).

Maria de le Piaghe, SOG + 1574. Santarem, Portugal.
MartFran, November 9.

María Portocarrero, SOG + 1575. Palma del Rio /Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, August 12.

María de Queto, SOG + 1565. Tordesillas /Valladolid, Spain.
MartFran, June 23.

María de San Antonio, SOG + 1575. Belalcazar /Cordova, Spain.

Resources:
CronEspan, vol. 2, 258-92.
MartFran, September 14.

María de San Francesco, SOG + 1598. Jaén, Sapin.
MartFran, April 8.

María de San Francesco, SOG, +1575. Palma del Rio/Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, April 18.

María de San Gerolamo, Abbess, SOG + 1590. Fuenteovejuna-ancient, Mellaria / Cordova,
Spain.
MartFran, April 29.

María del Sepolcro, SOG + 1565. Villa do Conde, Portugal.
MartFran, August 24.

María de Velasco, SOG + 1557. Belorado /Burgos, Spain.
MartFran, October 9.

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Marie de Corbie, P.C.C., SOG + 1440. Seurre / Borgogna, France.
Companion of St. Colette of Corbie; became Abbess of the monastery in Corbie.
Resources:
MartFran, May 8.

Marie-Imelda de l'Eucharistie (Yvonne Bernard), P.C.C. SOG 1901-1935. Marlboro, MA,
USA / Riviere-du-Loup, Canada.
Writings:
Spiritual notes, some biographical, preserved at the Monastery in Riviere-du-Loup.
Resources:
Lainati, I: 167, 420, 607, 626, 776; II: 848, 1614.
Lumière dans le Seigneur: à la Suite de Sainte Claire D'Assise. Soeur Marie-Imelda de l'Eucharistie,
Clarisse-Colettine 1901-1935. Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec: Monastère de Sainte-Claire, 1958.

Menzia da Mendoza, SOG + 1558, Jaén, Spain.
MartFran, May 25.

Modesta da Soncino, SOG + 1582, Milan, Italy
MartFran, Janary 11; SerMart - January 11

Passitea Crogi, O.S.C. Cap. SOG 1564 - 1615. Siena /Tuscany, Italy.
MartFran, May 13.

Paola Gonzaga, SOG 1509-1569. Mantua, Italy.
Resources:
BF, 851-2, n. 4072 (1951-3)
Giuliani, Innocenzo, O.F.M. Splendori di santitá nel Secondo Ordine Francescano nelle Venzie.
Venezia Franciscana 20, 3/4 (1953): 145-202.
MartFran, April 11.

Paola Isabella Sciapa, SOG + 1615. Milan, Italy.
MartFran, September 9.

Pasitea de Crogis, SOG + 1615. Siena /Tuscany, Italy.
MartFran, May 13.

Quiteria della Croce, SOG + 1543. Jaén, Spain.
MartFran, May 23.

Scolastica Reina da Milan, SOG + 1584. Milan, Italy.
SerMart, February 10; MartFran, February 10.

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Teresa Garcia, SOG + 1540. Allariz, Spain.
SerMart, January 13.

Teresa del Sagrado Corazón [Arguyol], O.S.C. Divine Providence, SOG 1813-1853.
Barcelona, Spain.
Foundress of the Poor Clares of Divine Providence.
Resources:
BF, 612, n. 2628 (1949-50).
Pauli Melendez, Antonio. Primer centenario de las monjas Clarisas de la Divina Providencia, 1849-
1949. Barcelona: 1949.
Lahoz, Pascual Saura, O.F.M. Sor Teresa del Sdo.Corazón Arguyol y Fontseca. Fundadora de las
Clarisas de la Divina Providencia. Vich: Tipografia Franciscana, 1921. [Booklet found in the
following collection at the Franciscan Institute library: Franciscana Gammelband vol. 38.
no. 1.]

Poor Clare Writers___________________
Some names above are repeated here.

Agnes di Harcourt, 1225-1270. Longchamp, France.
Writings:
Legendam parvam M.S. de vita, ac miraculis B. Isabellae.
(Vitae beatae Isabellae.) Acta Sanctorum, vol.VI, 787ss.)
The Writings of Agnes of Harcourt. The Life of Isabelle of France and the Letter on Louis IX and
Longchamp. Ed. Sean L. Field. Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003

Resources:
J. a San Antonio, vol. I: 87; Lainati, II, 1560.

Agnes di Jesus, Toletani, Spain.
Writings:
Two unedited volumes. Each in four parts.

Aguilar y Saavedra (Isabel de) ca. 1625. Guadalajara, Spain.
Writings:
Poetisa del convento de Guadalajara.

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Resources:
BLH, IV, 143, (1946-47); BBF, 210.

Anna Bruining, P.C.C. ca. 1658, Brussels.
Writings:
Poetry.

Resources:
BF, 688, n. 3607 (1938-1939); 961, n. 4593 (1958-1963).
Van den Vondel, Joost. Maeghdepalm voor Anna Bruining, claris. Literair-historisch toegelicht
door Maximilianus van Moerdijk, O.F.M. Rotterdam: De Forel, 1961.

Anonymous Writer.
Poor Clare Nun. Songs in the Night. Sheed & Ward, 1936.
___. Heavenly Converse. Sheed & Ward, 1939.
___. A Simple Way of Love. Ed. Columba Cary-Elwes, OSB. Maryland: Newman Press, 1948.

Anka Petricevi Mairja od Presv. Srca. [Mary of the Sacred Heart] 1930- Yugoslavia

Writings:

Collections of Poetry.
Stazama ljubavi [Through a life of love]. Split 1961.
Zvijezda nad Bethlehemom [The Star of Bethlehem]. First edition, Split 1961; second edition 1967.
Moj bijeli dan [My empty day]. Split 1962.
Nedopjevana pjesma [The Unfinished song]. Split 1962.
Sagni se, Maiko [Look upon us, Mother]. Split 1967.
(Prose)
Duh ljubavi [The Spirit of love]. Split 1966.
(History)
Samostan Sv. Klare u Splitu, 1308 -1978. Split 1979.

Resources:
BF, 666, n.8402 (1974-1980)
Lainati, I, 354, 412, 413, 509, 702: II, 964, 1032, 1153, 1154, 1361, 1597.

Ana de Cristo, 1563-1636. Spain / Manila, Philippines.
Writings:
Escritoras, 54.
Vita de Madre Jeronima de la Asunsion. Manila: Real Monasteria de Santa Clara, 1626.
[Unpublished Ms.]

Resources:

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BF, 1110, n. 4183, (1954 -1957).
Jangues, Lucas. "Vitam Ven. Matris Hieronyma ab Assumptione." Chronicles of the Sisters of the
Province of Castile. Ms. 97. [Letters, unknown writings.]
J. a San Antonio, 73.
Heredero, María Encarnación, O.S.Cl. Clarisas en Oceanía. Venerable Madre Juana de San
Antonio, religiosa clarisa del convento de Santa Isabel de los Reyos, una de las primeras
misioneras de Oceanía. España Mis. (Madrid) 13 (1957): 54-61.

Ana de Jesu, Abbess, ca. 1629. Granada, Spain.
Writings:
Escritoras, 150.
Vitam V. Elizabethae de Avalos, seu a Cruce, Fundatricis Laudati Conventus, una cum vitis aliarum
monialium. Granada 1629.
Nacimiento y crianza de doña Isabel de Avalos. Granada, 1629. [Life of Isabel de la Cruz, foundress
and Abbess of the monastery of the Incarnation, Granada; also, lives of other religious of
the same convent.]
Resources:
BBF, 211.
Bibliotheca Hispanae. Nicolaus Antonius, I, fol. 74.
J. a San Antonio, 87.

Ana de la Cruz y Ribera, 1606-1650. Montilla, Spain.
Writings:
Escritoras de Sor Ana de la Cruz Ribera, (Clarissa 1606-1650). Montilla: Convento des
Clarissas, 1994.

Resources:
CronEspan, 679-711.
Escritoras, 214.
Prieto, Enrique Garramiola. La Noche Oscura de Ana de la Cruz Ribera en Santa Clara de Montilla.
Montilla: Convento des Clarissas, 1994.

Alexandra (Alexandrina) da Sulmona di Letto, 1400 -1458. Foligno, Italy.
Fifteenth Century Reformer of the Order of St. Clare in Italy.
Writings:
Historium sui Monasterii, una cum vitiis nonnullarum Venerabilium Monialium sui temporis. [A
manuscript of the history of her monastery, along with the lives of many venerable nuns
of her time]

Resources:
Biblioteca Sanctorum I. Rome: Instituto Giovanni XXIII, 1963: 763-4.
MartFran, April 3; J. a San Antonio I, 36; Marianus, 242-61.

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P. Antonio II, 69; SerMart, April 3: Annales, 1425, n.31.

Andrea Avellino, O.S.C. Cap. +1623.
Writings:
Andreu, Francesco, C.R. Scritti inediti di S. Andrea Avellino. Regnum Dei 14 (1958): 160-90.

Resources:
BF, 963, n. 4608 (1958-1963)

Antonia de los Rios, ca. 17th.cen. Cordova, Spain.
Writings:
Cantionem de Immaculato Conceptu Dei Matris Mariae. Granata, 1651, fol. 271.

Resources:
J. a San Antonio, 89.

Battista Alfani, +1523, Perugia, Italy.
Writings:
Vita de Santa Chiara.
Lazzeri, Z., O.F.M., Ed., Vita de Santa Clara. Quaracchi, 1920.

Resources:
Boccali, Giovanni, O.F.M. Testamento e benedizione di S. Chiara di Assisi. Nuove codice
Latino. AFH, 82 (1989): 273-305, footnotes 1 and 3.
La riforma osservante dei Monasteri delle Clarisse nell'Italia Centrale. AFH, 23 (1930): 377-80.
Memoriale de Monteluce. Assisi: Porziuncola, 1983.

Bonne of Marseilles, +1652. Marseilles, France.
Writings:
The Alphabet of the Cross.

Caritas Pirckheimer, Abbess, 1467-1532. Nürnberg, Germany.
Writngs:
Das Gebetbuch der Caritas Pirckheimer (Prayerbook). Ed. Josef Pfanner. Landshut 1961.
Das Grab der Caritas Pirckheimer. Ed. August Syndikus, 1961.
Die Denkwürdigkeiten" de Caritas Pirckheimer (Diary, chronicle). Ed. Josef Pfanner. Landshut
1961; St. Ottilien, 1983.
Die “Denkwürdigkeiten" de Caritas Pirckheimer (Diary, chronicle). Transcribed by B. Schrott. Ed. G.
Deichstetter. St. Ottilien, 1984.
Briefe von, an und über Caritas Pirchkeimer aus den Jahren 1498-1530. [Letters to, from and about
Caritas Pirchkeimer] Ed. Josef Pfanner. Landshut 1966.
Lainati, I: 663; II: 937-9.

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Resources:
Beale, S. “The World of Caritas Pirckheimer,” Review of Religion (N.Y.) 15 (1951): 128-43.
“Caritas vs. Luther”, Saint Clare and Her Order: A Story of Seven Centuries. London: Mills and
Boon, Ltd., 1912: 135-51.
Iriate, 459; Lainati, II: 1563.
Löw, Giuseppe, C.SS.R. Charitas Pirkheimer (Pirckheimer). Enc. Catt. 9, (Città del Vaticano),
1952, 1959.
O'Brien, Celsus, O.F.M. The Story of the Poor Clares. Limerick: Franciscan Friary, 1992: 32-8.
Ryan, C.B. Caritas Pirckheimer: A Study of the Impact of the Clarine tradition in the Process of
Reformation in Nuremberg. Ann Arbor: Chicago State University, 1976.
SerMart, March 6.
Steinberger, Virginia. Caritas Pirkheimer. Religious Leader and Scholar. A paper presented at St.
Bonaventure University, 1985.
Von Baer, Agnes, O.S.C. “Caritas Pirckheimer, Poor Clare: A Bio-Bibliographical Study.”
Greyfriars Review 1993.

Caterina Camers, Italy.
Writings:
Ascetical and mystical documents cited by Wadding in his Annales.

Resources:
Castigatio Scriptores, 202.

Catarina a Plagis, + 1617. Salamanca, Spain.
Writings:
Various spiritual poems. (Two books extant ca. 1700)

Resources:
J. a San Antonio, 257.

Catherine of St. Magdalen, ca. 1597- 1670. Gravelines / Aire, England.
A polished writer, she is considered to have at least worked with Magdalen of St. Augustine on
her writings and translations. Luke Wadding attributes these same works to Catherine.
Translations:
Vitam Institutriciis S. Clarae.
Vitam B. Catherine Bononiensis.
Declarationes aliquas in Regulam S. Clarae.

Catherine Rufiné, P.C.C., ca. 1450. France.
Writings:

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D'Alençon, Ubald. Documents sur la réforme de Ste. Colette en France. AFH 3 (1910): 82-6.
[Contains a letter of Catherine Rufiné written after 1492]

Caterina do Spiritu Sancto, + 1611. Fugurira, Portugal.
Writings:
Vitam V. Clarissae Franciscae Mariae a S. Gabriele.

Resources:
SerMart, February 15; J. a S. Antonio, 257-8.

Cecilia di Messina, 1490. Messina, Italy.
Disciple of St. Eustochia of Calafato.

Writings:
Vitam B. Eustochiae Abbatissae Monasterii Montis Virginum Messanensis.

Resources:
Castigatio ad Scriptores 197.

Cherubina Herula (Erula, Erola) de Narni, + 1557 (67). Narni, Italy.
Writings:
Vitam et gesta Foemiae de Caesis Clarissae.

Resources:
SerMart, February 8; J. a San Antonio, 267; P. Antonio, 73.

Chiara Bugina (Bugni, + 1514. Venice, Italy.
Listed as a Tertiary by Bechin and Palazzolo, but listed in the Second Order by other writers.
Writings:
Exhortationes quatuor satis pias et efficaces super illa Christi verba: Hoc est praeceptum meam. [Four
writings for the nuns on union and fraternal charity]

Resources:
BF, 1047, n. 7628 (1964-73).
Giuliani, Innocenzo, O.F.M. Splendori di santitá nel Secondo Ordine Francescano nelle Venezie.
Venezia Francescana 20 (1953): 145-202.
J. a San Antonio, 261; M

Chiara Augusta Lainati, 1928- Assisi/ Perugia/ Monteluce, Italy .
Writings:

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La clausura di S. Chiara e delle prime Clarisse nella legislazione canonica e nella pratica. Assisi:
Protomonastero S. Chiara, 1966.
Santa Chiara d'Assisi cenni biografici di S. Agnese d'Assisi. Assisi: S. Maria degli Angeli, 1980.
English: St. Clare of Assisi. Trans. Jane Frances, P.C.C. Assisi: Porziuncola Press, 1994.
Temi Spirituali dagli scritti del secondo ordine Francescano, 2 vols. Assisi: S. Maria degli Angeli, 1969.
Also numerous articles.

Chiara Camilla Celina a Divino Amore, 1902 -1926. Assisi, Italy.
Writings:
Unedited letters conserved in the archives of the Proto-Monastery in Assisi.

Resources:
BF, 853, n. 4085 (1951-1953); 1109, n. 4178 (1954-1957); 674, n. 8499, 8500 (1974-1980).
Facchinetti, C.V., O.F.M. and Fausta Casolini. Piccola anima luminosa. Suor Chiara Camilla Celina
del Divino Amore (Ambrogina De March) del Protomonastero di S. Chiara d'Assisi, volata al
Cielo il 5 Maggio 1926. Assisi: Protomonastero S. Chiara, 1952. [Contains some of her
letters]
Lainati, Chiara Augusta, O.S.C. Suor Chiara Camilla Celina del Divino Amore, clarissa nel
Protomonastero di Santa Chiara di Assisi (1902-1926). Vita Minorum 45 (1974): 443-7.
S. L. Una Clarissa emula di S. Teresa del Bambino Gesù. Riv. Asc. Mist. 25 (1956): 252-270.

Chiara Columba Angeli, 1819-1893. Assisi, Italy.
Writings:
Autobiografia [Conserved in the archives of the Proto-Monastery in Assisi, Ms. A]
Relazioni spirituali [Ms. B]
Scritti spirituali vari, riflessioni, appunti, propositi [Ms. C, D, E, F, G, H, I, L]

Resources:
BF 1108, n. 4177 (1954-57).
Cenni biografici della reverenda Madre Suor Chiara Columba Angeli. Foligno, 1893.
Chiminelli, Piero. Moderne figure di Clarisse. Santa Chiara d'Assisi: Studi e cronaca del VII
Centenario 1253-1953. Assisi: Comitato Centrale per il VII Centenario Morte S. Chiara,
1954: 510-3.
Lainati, 1568-9.

Chiara Francesca Tommaséo (Caterina Tommaséo) + 1911. Coverciano, Italy.
Writings:
180 letters preserved at the Monastery of San Girolamo.

Resources:
BF, 337, n. 5284, 5285(1940-46); 1108, n. 4177(1954-7).

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Chiminelli, Piero. Moderne figure di Clarisse. Santa Chiara d'Assisi: Studi e cronaca del VII
Centenario. Assisi: Comitato Centrale il VII centenario morte S. Chiara, 1954: 507-8.
Humani, Maria Castiglione. Chiara Francesca Tommaseo, Clarissa. Frate Francesco (Rome) 13
(1940): 230-7.
___. "Chiara Francesca Tommaseo." L'Osservatore Romano, 1 Otto. 1941. 3.
Sarri, Francesco. Vita di Suor Chiara Francesca Tommaséo. Milan: Corticelli, 1938.

Chiara Isabella della SS. Concezione (Gherzi), Abbess, Ven. (Angela Maria Gherzi) 1742 -
1800. Gubbio, Italy.
Writings:
About 50 letters.
The following manuscripts are conserved in the archives of the monastery at Gubbio.
MSS. 1: Summario dei Processi Ordinario ed Apsotolico fatti per la beatificazione. This contains
all the acts of the Process gathered in the years 1806-1807.
MS. 2: Formula di voto da S.CV.I. nella festa SS. Trinitá...;Altra formula di voto ad onore di
Maria SS...; Avvertimenti. ff. 7.
MS. 2a: Serie delle cose appartementi a sr. Chiara Isabella del Monastero della SS. Trinitá di
Gubbio, scritti da essa medesima per ordine de' suoi confessori, pp.172.
MS. 3: Frammenti di memorie scritti di carattere di sr. Ch.I. con due lettere dagli originali
copiate, pp. 39.
MS. 4: Memorie delle cose appartementi a sr. Ch. Isabella scritte per ordine de'suoi confessori,
pp.48.
MS. 5: Memorie di quanto è andato di tanto accadendo a S.C.I.Abbadessa del Monastero della
SS. Trinitá di Gubbio, e delle cognizioni da essa avute, copiate dai fogli della medesima,
scritti di ordine del suo confessore, pp. 56.
Resources:
Habig, 1018; MartFran, October 27.
O'Brien, Celsus, O.F.M. The Story of the Poor Clares. Limerick: Franciscan Friary, 1992, 69-71.
Urbani, Epifanio, O.F.M. Ti farò mia sposa. La Venerabile Chiara Isabella Gherzi Clarissa del
Monastero St. Trinità in Gubbio. Gubbio, 1993.

Chiara Maria Eletta di Gesu (Natale), O.S.C., 1909-1972. Via Vitellia, Roma.
Writings:
Eletta, Chiara Maria. 28 lettere dalla clausura. [Special Edition : Sorella Chiara aprile/settembre,
1973. Rome: Monastero S. Chiara, Via Vittelia, 1973. Reflections originally published in
issues beginning in 1946.]

Resources:
BF, 1048, n. 7646 (1964-73).

Chiara a Jesu Maria
Writings:

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Many writings on various topics.

Resources:
J. a San Antonio, 261; P. Antonio, 78.

Chiara di Viterbo, ca. 1200-1250. Viterbo, Italy.
Writings:
Legenda dela Gloriosa Uerzene Sancta Clara: Traducta de Latino in puro et simplice vulgara. Loposta per
lo angelico Doctore Theologo Sancto Bonauentura. Venice: Simon de Luere, 1513: 36-7.

Claudia a S. Michael, ca. 1800
Writings:
Glossam pro Immaculata V. Mariae Conceptione. Granada, 1651: fol. 302.

Resources:
J. a San Antonio, 267.

Consolata Betrone, 1903-1946. Fabriano, Italy.
Writings:
Autobiography, revelations, and diary.

Publications on the Writings:
Castiglione, Humani M. "l messaggio di suor Consolata Betrone. Italia Franc. 28 (1953): 94-102.
Chiappetta, Timothy, O.F.M.Cap. A message to you from heaven. The unceasing act of love revealed
to the Capuchin nun Sister Mary Consolata (1903-1946). A sequel to system of spirituality of the
Carmelite nun Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. Hoboken, N.Y.: 704 Jefferson St., [1963].

Resources:
BF, 493, n. 2077 (1947-48); 615, n. 2646, 2647 (1949-50); 861, n. 4126-7 (1951-53); 1119, n. 4222-3
(1954-57); 964, n. 4614-6 (1958-63); 1052-3, n. 7684-5 (1964-1973); 677, n. 8548
(1974-1980).
Hammer, Charles, O.F.M.Cap. “A Nun's Story... of Love.” Round Table of Franciscan Research 25
(1960): 69-75.
Sales, Lorenzo, I. M. C. Jesus Appeals to the World.The Unceasing Act of Love Revealed to the
Capuchin Nun Sister Mary Consolata (1903-1946). New York: Society of Saint Paul, 1955;
second edition [1956]. German: Jesus spricht zur Welt. Trans. P. Hippoliti.
Freiburg/Schweiz-Konstanz/ Baden-München: Kanisius Verlag, [1956]. French: Soeur
Consolata Betrone. Un message du Christ à une contemporaine. Pref. Ceslao Pera, O.P.
Mulhouse: Editions Salvator. Paris-Tournai: Casterman, 1963
Suor Maria Consolata Betrone, Clarissa cappuccina, 1903-1946. Testona: TO, Monastero Sacro Cuore
Cappuccine, 1975.

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Dominica a Paridiso. Florence, Italy.
[Spent some time as a tertiary, then as a Poor Clare, and finally as a Dominican.]
Writings:
Monastery of Sancta Cruce, Florence, holds manuscripts of her writings and revelations.
De Stellario B. Mariae opusculum.

Resources:
J. a San Antonio, Appendix.

Eleanora de Luna. Spain.
Writings:
Various poems on the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin.
Resources:
J. a San Antonio, I, 324.

Elizabeth Astorcti, + ca. 1800 Barcelona, Spain.
Writings:
Vitam V. Matris Angelae Magaritae Seraphinae Fundatricis Monialium Capuccinarum.
Resources:
J. a San Antonio, I, 325.

Elizabeth Auta, Portugal.
Writings:
Relationem mirandi obitus V. ac illustrissimae Matris Mariae Magdalenae a Jesu, Comitis de Ericeira
filiae, ac laudati Monasterii Abbatissae.
Resources:
J. a San Antonio, I, 325.

Elizabetta de Farnesio, c. 1600, Lombardy, Italy.
Writings:
Sacra Poemata. [Written with her sister Frances]
Lainati I,

Resources:
BUF 326; GS 76;

Elizabetta Losa, +1336, Venice ?

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Educated in Greek, Latin, Hebrew and Sacred Theology.
Writings:
Left many writings.
Resources:
J. a San Antonio 326; P. Antonio 72; Annales, 1336.

Elizabeth de Villena, (Leonora) + 1490. Villena (Valentini ?) Spain.
Writings:
Vita Christi. Valentini, 1497. [A collection of sermons written in Spanish]

Resources:
Castigatio Scriptores MCLXXI (1171); J. a San Antonio 326.
Annales 1445 [Listed here as "Mariam"].

Emmanuela a Sanctissima Trinitate, + 1650. Salamanca
Writings:
Historiam Conventus Purissima Conceptionis Excalceatarum S. Francisci Salmanticensium.

Resources:
Hist. Abrégée vol. 2, 367; J. a San Antonio, 328.

Euphrasia [Eufrosina, Eufrasia] Alphana or Alfari. Perugia, Italy.
Writings:
Chronicon praedicti Monasterii. [Ms. at Bibliotheca Sancti Isidori de Urbe, also a copy with the
Clares in Perugia]

Resources:
J. a San Antonio 339; P. Antonio 72.

Eularia (Eulalia) Anzizu i Vila, 1868-1916. Barcelona, Spain.
Writings:
La veu del Montserrat.
Fulles historiques del Real Monastir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes.
Vida de Sant Joseph Oriol.
Quinzenari a Santa Eularia
Maria en España y España de Maria.
Also a commentary on the "Salve Regina."

Publications on the writings:
Escritoras, 402.
Fulles historiques del Real Monastir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes. Barcelona, 1897.
Maria en España y España de Maria. Tortosa, 1904. Poesies de sor Eulária Anzizu, Monja.

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Resources:
BBF, 211.
Collell, J. Sor Eulària Anzizu. Vich, 1919.
Lainati II, 945, 1155, 1576.
Nunez, Lucio M., O.F.M. Sor Eulalia Anzizu Vila. AIA 6 (1916): 479-80.
Clarissa del Monastir de Pedralbes. Vich 1919. [Contains bibliography by J. Collell]

Francisca de Jesús de Borja y Enríquez, 1498-1557. Gandía, Spain.
Writings:
Many exhortations to religious on asceticism.
Correspondence.
Publications on the writings:
Carillo, J., O.F.M. Relation historica de la real fundation del monasterio de las Descalzas de Santa Clara
de la villa de Madrid. 1616. [Contains her writings.]
Resources:
Amorós, L., O.F.M. El monasterio de Santa Clara de Gandía y la Familia ducal de los Borjas.
Archivo Ibero-Americano 21 (1961): 232; 256; 407-13.
Castigatio Scriptores, MCCLVI (1256); J. a San Antonio, 354.
Escritoras, 21.
Lainati II, 1580-1.

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LLopis, J., O.F.M. Cronica del real monasterio de la serafica Madre Santa Clara de la ciudad de Gandía.
Archives of the Monastery of Gandia. Ms. I, ff. 658-61; 665-8. [Contains three of her
letters]
Sanz Ana Garcia and Maria Victoria Traviño. La siete fundadoras. Iconografia de Santa Clara en
el Monasterio de las Descalzeas Reales. Madrid: Lerko Print, S. A., 1993: 251-4.

Giovanna Battista Angelucci, 1639-1685. Belforte sul Chienti.
Writings:
A large manuscript is preserved in the Monastery of St. Lorenzo of Belforte sul Chiente
(Macerata) containing her numerous letters beginning from the year 1664.
Lainati I: 203-4, 675; II: 921, 1025, 1092, 1582 - 3.

Helena da Bologna, 16th. cen. Bologna.
Writings:
Modum vitae Spiritualis.

Resources:
J. a San Antonio, 55.

Hyacintha de Atondo +1716. Voltera, Spain.
Writings:
An Autobiography.

Resources:
J. a San Antonio II: 88.

Isabel M. del Niño Jesus (Rodriguez), 1921- Tarragona, Spain.
Publications on the Writings:
El primer terciario del mundo. [Bl. Luchesio]. Tarragona 1963.
La mujer luz. [Popular life of Saint Clare of Assisi] Tarragona 1960.
La segunda plan tita serafica. [Saint Agnes of Assisi] Tarragona 1964.
Soliloquies con Jesús. Así reza una clarisa. Tarragona 1964.
Una martir de la Revolución francesa. [Bl. Josephina Leroux] Tarragona 1965.
Resources:
BF, 1028 (1964-73); Lainati, II, 1585-6.

Isabella Farnesia, ca. 1593-1651, Farnesia /Palestrina, Italy.
Writings:
Religious poems. Her works, and those of her sister Francesca, were published in Venice, 1679.

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Publications on the writings:
Poesie sacre. Edited by F. Cavalli. Rome 1657. [Includes her poetry]

Resources:
Castigatio Scriptores MCLXIV (1164). [Listed as Elizabeth]
J. a San Antonio, 326; SerMart, March 6.
Nicoletti, A. Vita della Venerabile, Second Edition. Rome 1678.
P. Antonio, 76; Lainati, II, 947, 1048, 1073, 1585.

Isabella a S. Stephano, ca. 17th cen.
Writings:
A Life of Christ, published at Valencia in 1497.

Resources:
Concerning "Girolama de Castiglia" and other writers, O.S.C. PM 75 (1979): 2.
Sbaralea, Supplement.

Jacoba Pollicina, 1438 - ca. 1509. Messina.
Writings:
Leggenda della beata Eustochia.
A letter to Cecilia Coppoli informing her of the death of blessed Eustochia.

Publications on the writings:
Leggenda della beata Eustochia da Messina (Smeralda Calafati Colonna), scritta de suore Jacoba Pollicino
sua prima compagna. Testo a penna del sec. XV per la prima volta pubblicato. Messina, 1903.
Fantozzi, Antonio, O.F.M. Documenti intorno alla Beata Cecilia Coppoli Clarissa (1426-1500).
Lettera alla B. Cecilia intorno alla B. Eustochio da Messina, 1486. AFH 19 (1926): 350-1.

Resources:
J. a S. Antonio, 95; Lainati, I: 26-7, 775; II: 875, 1012, 1577, 1586.
La vita della B. Cecilia Coppoli narrata dalle sue Suore. AFH 27 (1934): 356-358.
Terrizzi, F.M., S. J. Documenti relativi alla "Vita" della Beata Eustochia Calafato. AFH 58 (1965):
309-29.
___. La Beata Eustochia Calafato nella Leggenda ed in altri documenti del tempo. Messina 1966.
Vita della B. Cecilia Coppoli scritta da suo conascenti di Foligno. AFH 28 (1935): 359-65.

Jeronima de Malatesti (Hieronyma Castellana, Girolama di Castiglia), ca. 1450. Spain.
Writings:
Poetry: Lauda.

Publications on the writings:

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Jacobo Aloisii de Morsis. Lauda si Suora Hieronyma de Malatesti dell ordine di Sancta Chiara.
Laude facte et composte da piu persone spirituali. Florence: Franciscum Bonaccursium, 1485.

Resources:
Castigatio Scriptores, 1760.
Concerning "Girolama di Castiglia," and other writers, O.S.C. PM 75 (1979): 2.
Sbaralea, Supplement.
Santa Chiara d'Assisi: Studi e cronaca 329.

Jeronima de Messina, ca. 1450, Messina, Italy.
Writings:
A Life of Blessed Eustochia, around 1490.

Resources:
Sbaralea, Supplement.
Concerning "Girolama de Castiglia" and other writers O.S.C., in Pro Monialibus 75 (1979): 2.

Jeronima Tudertina, Florence, Italy.
Writings:
Revision of a Life of Bl. Antonia of Florence.

Resources:
Castigatio Scriptores, 1762.
Concerning "Girolama di Castiglia" and other writers O.S.C.. PM 75 (1979): 2.
Sbaralea, Supplement; Wadding, Annales, n. 66.

Josepha a S. Clara, Spain.
Writings:
Autobiography and also wrote on mystical spirituality.

Resources:
J. a San Antonio, 237.

Juana Bautista Borja y Aragón, + 1658, Gandia, Spain.
Third sister of St. Francis Borja.

Writings:
Exercises in preparation for death.
A tract on the Most Holy Trinity.
A letter to her brother is preserved.

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Publications on the writings:
Monuments Historica Societatis Jesu I. 408. [Letter to her brother]

Resources:
Amorós, L., O.F.M. El Monasterio de Santa Clara de Gandia y la familia de los Borjas. Archivo
Ibero-Americano 21 (1961): 420-1.
Escritoras, 31; Lainati, II: 1589.
Sanz, Ana Garcia, and Maria Victoria Traviño. Juana de la Cruz. Iconografia de Santa Clara en el
Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales. Madrid: Lerko Print, S. A. 1993: 257-8.

Juana Rodriguez, Widow, +1505, Toledo, Spain.
Writings:
De Revelationibus a Deo acceptis. [This text may be found in her biography written by Luca
Yanguas]

Resources:
Annales, 1505; J. a S. Antonio 116; P. Antonio 74.
MartFran, January 6.

Juana Rodriguez a Jesús Maria, Ven., + 1650, Burgos, Spain.
Writings:
Nonnulla opuscula spiritualia.
Escritoras, 61.

Resources:
De Ameyugo, Francisco, O.Min. Nueve maravilla de la bracia, descubierta en la vida de la Ven.
Madre Sor Iuana de Iesus Maria, Monja del gravissimo Convento de Santa Clara de Burgos.
Madrid: Iuan Garcia Infancon, 1677.
J. a San Antonio 95; P. Antonio; SerMart, January 6.

Juana a S. Antonio, 1588-1660, Toledo, Spain.
Companion of Mother Hieronyma of the Assumption.
Writings:
Escritoras, 125.
Four volumes preserved at the Monastery of S. Isabel de los Reyes in Toledo under the title of
Noticias de la verdad y luz de los divinos atributos.
Letters written while in Manila to the community at Toledo.

Resources:
BF, 1110, n. 4183 (1954-1957).

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Heredero, María de la Encarnación, O.S.C. Ilustre Hija de Toledo, primera Misionera de Oceania.
Toledo: 1929: 131, 156, 164s.
___. Clarisas en Oceanía Venerable Madre Juana de San Antonio, religiosa clarisa del convento
de Santa Isabel de los Reyes, una de las primeras misioneras de Oceanía. España Mis.
(Madrid) 13 (1957): 54-61.
J. a San Antonio, 115; Lainati, II, 589-90.

Leonor de Luna, + ca. 1619.
Writings:
Poetry.

Ludovica ab Angelis, ca. 1650. Portugal.
Writings:
Vitam V. Anne a Spiritu Sancto.

Resources:
Cardoso, Georgio. Agiologii Lusitani, vol. 2, 295.

Luque y Roldán (Dolores de la Encarnación), +ca. 1887. Córdova, Spain .
Writings:
AIA 23 (1925): 99.

Resources:
BBF, 211.

Magdalena Butler von Freiburg, [Madeline Beutler, [Beutlerin, Beitlerin, Buttelerin,
Büttlerin, von Kenzingen] 1401-1458. Breisgau, Germany.
Writings:
Life of Saint Clare.
La Litanie dorée (The Guilded Litany) A meditation on the Passion containing brief invocations.

Publications on the writings:
Erklaerung des Vaterunsers: A Critical Edition of a Fifteenth century Mystical Treatise by Magdalena
Butler of Freiburg. Karen Greenspan. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Thesis, 1984.
Resouces:
BF, 648, n. 8114 (1981-1985).
Dinzelbacher, Peter, and K. Ruh. Magdalena von Freiburg. Visionärin aus dem Klarissenorden.
[+1428] Die deutchseLiteratur des Mittelalters. Verfasserlexicon V. Berlin, NY: Walter de
Gruyter, 1981: 83-5; 1117-21.
Petroff, Elizabeth Alvida. Individual and Collective Reformation at the end of the Middle
Ages. Medieval Women’s Visionary Literature. New York: Oxford University press, 1986

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Magdalen of St. Augustine, ca. 1597-1670. Gravelines / Aire, England
Writings:
The Admirable Life of the Holy Virgin S. Catherine of Bologna. Translated: Magdalen of St.
Augustine. London: The Scolar Press, English Recussant Literature Series 274, 1975: 81-
192.
The History of the Angelicall Virgin Glorious S. Clare. Trans. Magdalen of St. Augustine.
Gravelines, 1621. London: The Scolar Press, English Recussant Literature Series 144,
1973. Modernization by Celsus O'Brien. The History of the Glorious Virgin Saint Clare.
Limerick: The Francisan Friary, 1992. Extracted from Francis Hendrique's translation of
Luke Wadding's Annals.
The Rule of the Holy Virgin S. Clare. Trans. Magdalen of St. Augustine. London: The Scolar
Press, English Recussant Literature Series 274, 1975: 1-80.

Margaretha -Maria van het H. Hart van Jezus, 1897-1927. Sint-Niklaas, Netherlands.
Writings:
Many letters.

Resources:
Anicetus, Cool, O.F.M. Ons Bieke of Zuster Margaretha-Maria van het H. Hart van Jezus, Arme
Claar. Third edition. Mechelen: S. Franciscus Drukkerij, 1953.
BF, 841, n. 4018 (1951-53).

Margarita de la Cruz, 1650-1686. Austria / Madrid, Spain.
Publications on the Writings:
Epistolam pro Conceptione sancta et immaculata eiusdem B. V. ad Gregorium XV. Legatione
Waddingi, 1624, sec. 4.
Escritoras, 84.
Palatium Spirituale. Epistolam ad P. Bartholomaeum de los Rios, Augustinianum. Epistolam ad
cognatam suam Isabellam Claram Eugeniam. Heroides Marianae. Ed. Marraccium, [n. p.,
n. d.
Resources:
Alvarez, Arturo. Curioso epistolario en torno a la Infanta Sor Margarita de la Cruz. Hispana
Sacra 24 (1971): 187-234.
BF, 1043, n. 7585 (1964-1973); Hist. Abrégée II, 239-45.
Castigatio Scriptores 1747; J. a San Antonio, 321.
DePalma, Juan. Vido de la Suenissima Infanta Sor Margarita de la Cruz. 1936. [Contact Madrid
Monastery for further information.]
Oddi, Longara Degli, S.J. Vita dell'Infanta d'Austria Suor Margherita della Croce, Monaca Scalza di
Santa Clara.... Rome: Mainardi, 1743.

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Margarita van Meerbeke. Brussels, Belgium.
Ruusbroec corresponded with her.
Resources:
BF, 1036, n. 7525 (1964-73)
Ampe, A., De bestemmelinge van Ruusbroec's Spieghel en Trappen. Ons Geest. Erf 45 (1971):
241-89.
Van Ruusbroec, January Vanden Seven Sloten. Omnia Opera, vol. 2, Trans: Helen Rolfson.
Belgium: E.J. Brill/Leiden, 1981. Dutch and English. [Written for Poor Clares as a guide
for holy living]

Margarita de Noronha, + ca. 1600. Portugal.
Writings:
Sermones spirituales. Floribus Hispanae. Ed. Antonius de Sousa Macedo.
Exercitium Spirituale, una cum variis Orationibus ad Deiparam Semper Virginem. Conventus
Spiritualis. 1630.
Trans. Regulam S. Clarae into the vernacula.

Resources:
Castigatio Scriptores 2748. [Other sources are included which claim that Margarita was a
Dominican not a Clarisse, and that her work was done on the Rule of St. Dominic.]
J. a S. Antonio , 321.

Maria Anna de Ligouri, 1702- ca.1750
Published Writings:
Acto de consagración a Maria Immaculada. Valladolid, 1925.
Autobiografia. Valladolid, 1929.
La vida espiritual. Madrid, 1956.
Cinco episodios del Cantar de los cantares. Vergara, 1925.
Exposición de varios pasajes de la Sacrada Escritura. Salamanca, 1927.
Itinerario mìstico de la Madre Ángeles Sorazo. [The mystical journey of Mother Angeles Sorazu: Letters of
correspondence with Mariano de Vaga her spiritual director.] 3 vols. Madrid, 1958.
Opusculos marianos. Valladolid 1928.
Sister of St. Alphonsus de Ligouri.

Resources:
BF, 1108, n. 4174 (1954-1957).
Tellería, Raymundus, C.SS.R. De Maria Anna (Anna Maria) ac de Maria Luisa (Barbara) de
Ligouri, sororibus S. Alfonsi, monasterio S. Hieronymi monialibus. Spicilegium
Historicum Congregationis SSMI Redemptoris 4 (1956): 7-24.

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Maria Annunziata della Passione (Barbara Rossi), Capuchin, 1896-192. Sanseverini/Marche,
Italy.
Writings:
Regole di vita religiosa.
Lettura al Luigi da Serbadone [Contains a brief autobiographical account].

Resources:
DaPorretta, Felice, O.F.M. Cap. Verso l'Amore. Loreto, 1935. [Biography of Barbara Rossi, Suor
Maria Annunziata della Passione].
Lainati, I: 365; II: 1174, 1324, 1358, 1591-92, 1607.

María ab Assumptione, ca. 1600. Salamanca, Spain.
Writings:
Funesta Carmina super Psalmum 82.
De Fundatione laudati Conventus. Salamanca 1696. [Autobiography, Book 4]

Resources:
Castigatio Scriptores, 245: J. a S. Antonio I: 322.

María de Ayala, + 1634. Toletana, Spain.
Writings:
De via perfectae orationis.

Resources:
J. a S. Antonio, I: 322.

Maria Crucifixa Satellico, Ven., 1706-1745.
Writings:
Her autobiography and many letters.

Resources:
BF 851-2, n.4072 (1951-3); 657, n.8231-2 (1981-1985);.
Bussoletti, Piero. Sulle orme di santa Chiara: Maria Crocifissa Satellico, religiosa del secolo XVIII
[+1745]. Ostra Vetere: Centro di Cultura Popolare, 1981.
De causa beatificationis Ven. Servae Dei Mariae Crucifixae Satellico, monialis professae Ordinis
S. Clarae, in monasterio S. Luciae Montis Novi - Senogallien Dioecesis (1706-1745).
Commentarium Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Conventualium 80 (1983): 126-31.

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Frungillo, Rosario. Vita della Ven. Serva de Dio Suor Maria Crocifissa. Napoli 1850.
Girelli, E. Della vita di suor Maria Crocifissa Satellico. Brescia 1884.
Giuliani, Innocenzo, O.F.M. Splendori di santitá nel Secondo Ordine Francescano nelle
Venezie. Venezia Franciscana 20 (1953): 145-202.
John Paul II’s Book of Saints. Ed. Matthew Bunson. Huntington, ID: Our Sunday Visitor
Publshing Division, 1999, p. 260.
Lainati I: 625, 741; II: 848, 989, 1594-5; MartFran November 8.
Parisciani, Gustavo. La beata Maria Crocifissa Satellico, Clarissa. Rome: Postulazione Generale dei
Frati Minori Conventuali, 1992.

María de la Cruz de Borja y Aragon + 1582, Gandía, Spain.
Sister of St. Francis Borja.
Writings:
Letters to her brother St. Francis Borja, and Manuel Navarro, S.J.

Publications on the writings:
Monumenta Historica Societatis Jesu I, 399; IV, 219-221; 484 ss. : A few letters to her brother. Vol.
IV, 397-9: Letters to M. Navarro.
Lainati II: 1595-6.

Resources:
Amorós, L. El monasterio de Santa Clara de Gandia y la familia ducal de los Borjas. Archivo
Ibero-Americano 21 (1961): 267 ss. and 418 ss.
Escritos, 28.

María Dominga de San Luis Gonzaga of Divine Providence, O. S.C. 1869-1913.
Barcelona, Spain.
Writings:
Numerous manuscipts preserved at the Monastery in Badalona. Among these are spiritual
revelations; letters of spiritual direction, answers to questions on prayer.
Avisos i consells de Sor Francisca de les zllagues de Jesús, des de que gosa en lo del, a Sor Maria Dominga
de Sant Luis Gonzaga.
Spiritual revelations; letters of spiritual direction; answers to questions on prayer.

Resources:
Jou, Luis Maria, O.F.M. El Angel de Levante. Vida admirable de Sor Maria Dominga de Luis
Gonzaga. Vich: Tip. Franciscana, 1919.
Lainati II: 1575-6.

Maria Domitilla Galluzzi, O.S.C.Cap., 1595-1671. Padua, Portugal.
Stigmatic. Credited with saving the city from the Franks in 1655.

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Writings:
Correspondence with Ecclesiasitcs.
Lume sopra la prima Regola di S. Chiara. Pavia, Biblioteca Universitaria, Ms. Aldini 306.
Vero lume del modo d'osservare l'antica regola di Santa Chiara. [A version of the above] Civica, Ms. I,
II; Milan, Biblioteca Trivulziana, Ms. 491.
Passione. [A book of visions] Pavia, Biblioteca Universitaria, Mss. Aldini 306 and 145; Milan,
Biblioteca Trivulziana, Mss. 268 and 490; Acqui Terme, private collection of Dr. Massimo
Archetti-Maestri.
Passione and Vita. Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, ms. D77; ms. G97; ms. H47; ms. 141; ms. H91.
Quarant'ore. [The forty-hour devotions on the passion of Christ]
Vita. Milan: Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Ms. G. 97, f. 54v.

Resources:
BF, 1052, n. 7682 (1964-1973); 662, n. 8287 (1981-1985).
Marcocchi, M. Galuzzi. Maria Domitilla (1595-1671). Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géorgraphic
Ecclestiastiques. Paris, 1981: 902 f.
Matter, E. A. The Personal and the Paradigm: The Book of Maria Domitilla Galluzzi. The
Cranniennd Wall: Women, Religion, and the Arts in Early Modern Europe. Ed. Craig
Monson. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992. [p. 100, no. 19 lists ms]
---. “Interior Maps of an Eteral External: The Spiritual Rhetoric of Maria Domitilla Galluzzi
d'Acqui.” Maps of Flesh and Light: Aspects of the Religious Experience of
Medieval Women Mystics. Ed. Ulrike Wiethaus. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University
Press, 1993: 60-73.

Maria Emmanuala de Gesú, SOG 1885 -1965. Bergamo, Italy.
Writings:
A few writings are preserved in the archives of the monastery at Bergamo.

Resources:
Lainati I: 386; II: 896, 1315, 1600-01.

María Gabriela de Borja y Castro Pinos + 1590(93). Gandia, Spain.
Sister of St. Francis Borja.
Writings:
One letter to her brother St. Francis Borja.

Publications on the writings:
Monumenta Historica Societatis Jesu I: 430-2. [One letter to her brother St. Francis Borja]
Lainati II: 1596, 1601.

Resources:
Amoros, L., O.F.M. El Monasterio de Santa Clara de Gandia y la familia ducal de los Borjas.
Archivo Ibero-Americano 21 (1961): 422-3.

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Maria Giacinta Mori, O.S.C. Cap., 1892-1939. Parma, Italy.
Writings:
Biographical notes.
Resources:
BF, 691, n. 3623(1938-39).
[Evaristo da Borgotaro, O.F.M.Cap.] Suor Maria Giacinta Mori, badessa delle Cappuccine di
Parma. Frate Francesco 17 (1939): 73-5, 97-8, 127-8, 154-5, 215 - 6, 247- 8.

María José del Espíritu Santo, 1928-1951.
Writings:
Autobiography,
A volume on spiritual values.
Poetry.

Publications on the writings:
Archivo Ibero-Americano 23 (1925): 85.

Resources:
BF, 1100, n. 4144 (1954-1957).
Pitarch, Gemma, O.S.C. Sor María José del Espíritu Santo, 'una violeta del Jardín Franciscano'
(1928-1951). La Vida Sobrennatural (Salamanca) 57 (1956): 295-307.

María de Jesus, + ca 1514. Cordova, Spain.
Writings:
De Immaculata Conceptione.
Autobiography: ms. in the Roman Archives of the Order.

Resources:
J. A S. Antonio, 326; MartFran, June 12.

María Lasso de Castilla, ca. 1600. Spain.
Writings:
Carmina pro Virginis Mariae puritate. Granada, 1640.

Resources:
J. a S. Antonio, 326.

Maria Magdalena, +ca. 1628, Portugal.
J. a S. Antonio, 327.

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Writings:
Vitam S. Joannis Evangelista.

Maria Magdalena a Jesu, + ca. 1700
Writings:
Commentaria mystica in Psalmos.
Commentaria mystica Canticorum Sacrae Scripturae.
Soliloquiorum animae cum Sanctissimo Sacramento.
Exercitiorum, ac Spiritualium meditationum, adjectis mysticis Poematibus.
Historiam Venerabilium Sororum sui Monasterii.
Epistolarum multiplicium, ac Spiritualium.

Resources:
J. a San Antonio, 326.

María Magdalena de la Cruz, 1575-1653, Madrid, Spain and Manila, Philippines.
First missionary to Vietnam.
Writings:
Floresta franciscana.
Also wrote on the Immaculate Conception, the Seraphic Order, and other devotional topics.

Publications on the Writings:
De Latona, Bartholomaeo. Perfecta Religiosa. Book 1, ch. 37, n. 34.

Resources:
Heredero, Maria de la Encarnación. Ilustre Hija de Toledo, primera Misionera de Oceania. Toledo
1929, 129 s.
J. a S. Antonio 326-7; Lainati II: 1606-1907.
Omaechevarria, Ignacio, O.F.M. Clarisas entre Musulmanes y otros infieles. Bilbao 1954: 105-8.

Maria Marta Rossi, +1933, San Severino, Marche, Italy.
Writings:
Diary and partial autobiography. Ms. preserved in the archives of the Monastery at San
Severino Marche.
Avvertimenti alle novizie. Ms. preserved in the archives.

Resources:
Lainati I: 227, 387, 648, 713; II: 1358, 1607-8.
Felice da Poretta, O.F.M.Cap. Verso l'amore. Profilo biografico di Barbara Rossi, Suor Maria
Annunziata della Passione). Loretto, 1935.

Maria Michaela, +1700, Portugal.

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Writings:
Vitam V. Matris Mariae Magdalenae eiusdem Coenobii Abbatissae. [Ms.in archives of the Matris Dei
convent]

Resources:
J. a S. Antonio, 327.

Maria Nazarena Sardi, O.S.C. Cap., 1701-1749, Brescia, Italy.
Companion of Maria Magdalena Martinengo.
Writings:
Strada per unir l'anima con Dio.

Publications on the writings:
Lainati II: 1608.
Strada per unir l'anima con Dio, cavata dagli scritti di suor Nazarena Sandri, abbadessa delle
Cappuccine di Brescia. Avvisi importanti per le religiose. Vita della suddetta e pratica della virtù.
Brescia, 1796.

Resources:
Bonari, V. I Conventi ed i Cappuccini Bresciani. Milan, 1891: 409-11.
Ilarino da Milano, O.F.M.Cap. Biblioteca dei Frati Minori Cappuccini di Lombardia (1535-1900).
Florence, 1937: 236.

María de Pernia, ca. 1600, Valez de Malaga, Spain.
Writings:
De Immaculata Conceptione Virginis Mariae. Granada, 1640. [Spanish title: Elogios de Maria
Sanctissima.]

Resources:
J. a S. Antonio, 327.

Maria Pia Rinaldi, 1887-1936. Pisa, Italy.
Writings:
Diary. Manuscript preserved in the archives of the monastery of San Salvatore in Fucecchio.

Published Writings:
Lainati I: 207, 342, 540, 638; II: 1030, 1055, 1125, 1187, 1297, 1350, 1608.

Marìa Sallent, +ca. 1570, Borja, Spain.
Writings:
Vitae Seraphicae Matris S. Clarae Virginis. Valencia: Francisci Mestre, 1603.

Resources:

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J. a S. Antonio, II: 327.

Maria Teresa Marani, 1926-1943, Matelica.
Writings:
Diary.

Resources:
Gullini, C. Una lampada accesa. Suor Maria Teresa del Divino Amore, Clarissa. Spoleto, 1947.
Lainati I: 207, 275, 564, 639, 642: II: 905, 1095, 1184, 1316, 1553, 1609.

Marianne of St. Bonaventure (Mary Bonaventure Brown), O.S.C. / O. Conc. +1703. Galway,
Ireland / Madrid, Spain.

Writings: Her huge work containing 11 treatises has been lost. Only one of these has survived:
How divers Religious women of this holy Order dyed in persecutions, banishment and calamityes for
their holy faith and profession, and especially of such as the Irish nation as dyed soe. This is found in
The Narrative. Copies of this manuscript are preserved at the convents of Galway and Madrid.
Discursum Historicum de Haeresiarchis eorumque persecutionibus.
Quarundam Clarissarum, ac Tertiariarum Martyria durante Hybernie tyrannicarum crudelitate.
Vitam Henrici Octavi.
Vitam Anne Bolene.
Vitam Reginae Catherinae.
Acta Sanctae Coletae Virginis.
Vitam B. Margaritae del Pilar, Clarissae.
Vitam D. Sanciae Regina Siculae.
Tractatum Historicum de plerique personis vite probatissimae in saeculo.
De devotione Rosariis eiusque initio.
De aliis Rosariis Divina largitate, sule devotis concesis.

Resources:
Concannon, Mrs. Thomas. The Poor Clares in Ireland. Dublin: M. H. Gill and Son, Ltd., 1930: 15-
35.
J. A San Antonio, I: 328.

Marie-Angélique de la Croix, P.C.C. 1873 -1899. Bordeaux-Talence, France.
Writings:
Notes and letters are preserved at the Monastery of Bordeaux-Talence. Some are published in
her biography.

Resources:

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Vie édificante de Soeur Marie-Angelique de la Croix, née Ottilia Feierabend, Religieuse de l'Ordre de Ste
Claire, morte a vignt-cinq ans au Monastère des Clarisses de Bordeaux-Talence, par une Pauvre
Clarisse. Bordeaux, 1901.

Marie Beha, O.S.C. 1926 - , Greenville, SC, U.S.A.

Published Writings:
Alive to God, Part I, Pastoral Life 40 (January 1991): 19-23.
Alive to God, Part II, Pastoral Life 40 (February 1991): 2-8.
And There is More, Pastoral Life 38 (March 1989): 36-40.
Apostolate of the Contemplative, Contemplative Review (Summer, 1979): 35-42.
Apostolate of the Contemplative, Part II, Contemplative Review (Fall 1979): 19-23.
Becoming Contemplative Here or There, Review for Religious 51 (September-October): 743-753.
Being a Sister, The Cord 49 (July/Aug. 1999): 171- 179.
By His Wounds, Review for Religious 43 (March/April 1984): 210-216.
Celebration of Ordinary Time, Human Development 21 (Fall, 2000): 37-40.
Clare of Assisi: Her leadership Role, Review for Religious 54 (January – February 1995): 100-112.
Reprinted in New Serafika 3 (September 1996): 28-32.
Clare, Peacemaker and Woman of Peace, CTC 39 (2004): 56-59.
Clare’s Prayer: Office of the Passion, The Cord (50 (July /Aug. 2000) 166- 174.
Clare’s Trinitarian Prayer, The Cord 48 (July-August 1998): 173-182.
Come Spouse of Christ, Review for Religious 62 (2003): 153-1661.
Contemplative Community – Solitude Community, Review for religious 38 (January 1979): 78-
90.
Contemplation and Confrontation, The Cord 44 (October 1994): 267-272.
Contemplative Hearing, Seeing Touching, Sisters today 50 (March 1979): 425-441.
Culture and Contemplative Community, Review for Religious 52 (July- August): 584-594).
The Cost of growth in Prayer, Cross and Crown 27 (June 1975): 156-166.
Discernment in Forming Contemplatives, Human Development 13 (Spring 1992): 17-23.
The Discernment of a Contemplative Vocation, Review for Religious 40 (January 1981): 113-123.
Emotional healing, Human Development 57 (Fall 1998): 31-36.
Enclosed in the Mystery of Jesus, Review for Religious 55 (March-April 1996): 143-158.
Everything Will Be made New, Review for Religious 47 (May/June 1988): 441-448.
The Feminine Mentor in Human Development, Human Development 4 (Winter 1983): 31-33.
Forever and Ever, Sisters Today 46 (November): 143-152.
Formation in Contemplation, Contemplative Review (Fall 1980): 1-9.
Formation for Contemplation, Part II, Contemplative Review (Winter 1980): 8-18.
Formation for Nonviolence, Human Development, 24 (Spring 2003): 23- 28.
The Geography of Prayer, Review for Religious 34 (July 1975): 608-615.
Glorify God in Your Bodies, Living Prayer 21 (January/February 1988): 22-24.
Go Forth Swiftly, The Cord 40 (July-August): 211-221.
Ground of Grace, Review for Religious 57 (November-December 1998): 628-639.
Growing in Prayer, Spiritual Life 22 (Summer 1976): 71-85.

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Here I am; you called me, Review for Religious 60 (May/June, 2001) 295-307.
In the Context of Discerning, Review for Religious 33 (November 1974): 1263-1270.
In the Valley of Decision, Review for Religious 50 (March/April 1991): 201-212.
The Leisure to be Contemplative, Spiritual Life 20 (Winter 1974): 238-247.
Let This Attitude be in You, Living Prayer 25 (March-April): 3-8.
Life through Death, Sisters today (October 1977): 93-100.
Living As Women of Hope, Sisters Today 44 (April 1973): 461-471.
Living Contemplatively, Review for Religious 37 (May 1978): 442.
Living the Difference: Contemplative and Apostolic Lifestyles, Review for Religious 44
(March/April 1985): 191-196.
Made Perfect Through Suffering, Review for Religious 61 (2002): 481-493.
Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, The Cord 51 (July/August, 2001): 176 – 183.
Mountains are for Climbing, Sisters Today 53 (March 1982): 412-416.
The Mystery of Judas, Human Development 20 (Fall 1999) 39-43.
New Wine...Old Wineskins, Sister Formation Bulletin 17 (Winter 1971):3-10.
A New Woman for a New Age, Sisters Today 66 (July 1994): 266-274.
No One Sins Like I Do, Pastoral Life 37 (February 1988).
On the Seventh Day God Rested, Review for Religious 60 (Nov./ Dec., 2001): 594-601.
Paradoxes of Commitment, Sisters Today 46 (August-September): 1-10.
Poverty in Spiritual Formation, Human Development 16 (Spring 1995): 21-24.
Prayer and the Apostle, Sisters Today 47 (February 1976): 335-345.
Prayer and the Apostle, Sisters Today 47 (March 1976): 410-424.
Praying with Clare of Assisi, The Cord 47 (July-August 1997): 185-193.
A Question of Vocation, The Cord (June 1977): 164-178.
The Richness of a Father, The Cord 33 (August 1983): 195-205.
Saint Clare of Assisi Teaches about Formation, Human Development 17 (Fall 1996): 30-36.
Spiritual Dynamism, Contemplative Review 19 (Summer 1986): 1-10.
Suffering as a Way to God, Human Development 25 (Summer 2004): 23-27.
Suffering taught me your way, Stauros Notebook, (Vol. 24: n. p) Number 2. (Reprint of
“Suffering as a way to God” in Human Development)
Transfer to a Contemplative Community, Review for Religious 40 (May/June 1981): 345-353.
Transformation: Sanctity in Process, Review for Religious 58 (Nov. /Dec., 1999): 596 –
608.
Until Christ Be Formed in You, Review for Religious 39 (July 1980): 486-498.
Until Christ Be Formed in You, Call To Growth/Ministry 6 (Summer 1981): 20-28.
The Vocation of Clare of Assisi, The Cord 45 (July-August 1995): 7-15.
Vocation of a Community, Review for Religious 36 (May 1977): 412-420.
What’s So Different about Contemplative Nuns? Catholic Digest (September 1985).
Where are you? Human Development 22 (Spring 2001): 30-34.
Why Not Pray? Way (April 1976): 23-31.
Work in such a way, Review for Religious 59 (September /Oct., 2000): 500 -506.
“Formation for Nonviolence,” Human Development 24 (Spring, 2003) 23- 28

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Marie-Cécile de St. Paul, 1851-1927. Lavaur.
Writings:
Le mystère de Jesus-Christ. Extrairs de la sainte Ecriture, des écrits des Saints Pères et des meilleurs
Auteurs ecclésiastiques.(5 vols.): second edition. Albi, 1908.
Jésus-Christ dans la Liturgie. Albi, 1925.
La louange divine. Albi, 1926.

Resources:
Cloître ensoleillé, Mère Cécile. Vie de la R. Mère Marie-Cecile de St. Paul, Abbesse des Clarisses de
Lavaur. Lavaur, 1930.
Lainati II: 752, 1610-11.
Raggio di sole serafico. Madre Maria Cecilia di S. Paolo, Badessa delle Clarisse di Lavaur. Turin, 1934.

Marie-Colette du Sacre Coeur, P.C.C., 1857-1905. Besançon, France.
Writings: These spiritual writings and many letters are preserved in the archives of the
Monastery at Besançon.
Autobiography.
Points of spirituality.
A Tract on perfection.
Works on the vows.
Works on the cloister.
Montagne de la contemplation.
Una meditatione o sogno sulle stelle.

Published Writings:
Lainati I: 98, 168, 220, 239, 270, 273, 364, 491, 447, 552, 563, 592, 620, 637, 649, 794; II: 840, 873,
1100, 1179, 1181, 1275, 1288, 1338, 1336, 1544, 1611.

Resources:
Ragazzini, S. M., O.F.M.Conv. Maria vita dell'anima. Itinerario mariano alla SS. Trinità. Rome
1960. [Contains treatment of Soeur Marie-Colette's Marian devotion]

Marie de L'Enfant Jesus, P.C.C., +1908. Lourdes, France.
Writings:
Autobiogaphy published after her death.
Letters, spiritual notes, poems.

Publications on the writings:
Une âme d'élite. Comment on aime en Dieu. Vie del la Mère Marie de l'Enfant Jésus, écrite par elle-
même. Geneoble, 1910.
Lainati, I: 560, 577, 613, 632, 787; II: 912, 1045, 1175 1336, 1425, 1612-13.

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Marie de Louvencourt, P.C.C., +1778. Amiens, France.
Writings:
Some writings are preserved.

Resources:
BF, 1039 (1964-73).
La dèvote Marie de Louvencourt d'Amiens et ses ècrits conserves a Courtrai. Sociètè
d'Emulation de Bruges 104 (1967): 141-51.

Marie-Dominique Berlamont, P.C.C., 1799-1871. Bruges /Belgium / England.
Writings:
Many letters.

Publications on the writings:
Vie de la Mère Marie-Dominique, dans le monde Julie Berlament, Abbesse...des Clarisses Colettines de
Bruges, suivie de ses lettres. Bruges, 1888. [Contains 42 of her letters]

Resources:
BF, 857, n. 4105 (1951-54); 1049, n. 7654, 7655 (1964-1973).
Devas, Dominic, O.F.M. A Poor Clare of Yesterday. London: Herder, Franciscan Essays. 1924:
183-90.
Iriarte, 468; Lainati, I: 140, 598, 690; II: 965, 1311, 1613-14.
Lekeux, Martial, O.F.M. Mère Marie-Dominique, Clarisse, la Thérèse du Nord. Brussels: Editions
du Chant-d'Oiseau, [1964].
Lynch, 501-502.
O'Brien, Celsus, O.F.M. The Story of the Poor Clares. Limerick: Franciscan Friary, 1992: 79-80.

Marie-Imelda de l'Eucharistie (Yvonne Bernard), SOG, P.C.C. 1901-1935. Marlboro, MA,
USA / Riviere-du-Loup, Canada.
Writings:
Spiritual notes, some biographical, preserved at the Monastery in Riviere-du-Loup.

Resources:
Lainati, I: 167, 420, 607, 626, 776; II: 848, 1614.
Lumière dans le Seigneur: à la Suite de Sainte Claire D'Assise. Soeur Marie-Imelda de l'Eucharistie,
Clarisse-Colettine 1901-1935. Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec: Monastère de Sainte-Claire, 1958.

Marie-Séraphin du Saint Sacrament O.S.C. Cap. + 1934. Paris.
Writings:
Journal

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Publications on the writings:
Journal d'une clarisse. Paris: Apostolat des Editions, 1980. BF 660, n. 8274 (1981-1985); 668, n.
8434 (1974-80).
Si vous connaissez mon Dieu, vous l'aimeriez. Journal d'une clarisse. (Coll. Feu Séraphique
en Terre Provenҫale) Aix-en-Provence: Monastère Clarissas Capuchinas, 1981.

Martha Boigas, Ven., O.S.C. Cap. + 1408. Barcelona, Spain.
Writings:
Vitam una cum revelationibus Ven.Sororis Marthae Boigas Capuccinae. 4 volumes preserved in the
Monastery of S. Margarita. Barcelona. [ca. 1645]

Resources:
BF, 673, n. 8494 (1974-1980).
Cardini, Franco. Allegrezza Casali [soror Martha +1408] devota di S.Margherita, figura panoco
nota nella spiritualità cortonese. Studi Franciscani 72 (1975): 335-44.
Castigatio Scriptores CCXLI (241); J. of San Antonio, 2.

Mary Clare, P.C.C., Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A.
Writings:
The Finding of the Body of Saint Clare, September 23, 1850. The Cord 35 (1985): 247-253.

Mary Francis (Aschmann), P.C.C., 1921 – 2004, St. Louis, MO / Roswell, NM, USA
Published Writings:
A Right to be Merry. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1956; London: Sheed and Ward, 1957; New
York: All Saints Press, 1962; Chicago: Fran.Herald Press, 1973. Dutch: Ons Recht Vrolijk.
Amsterdam 1956; German: Das Recht Frolich zu Sein. Verlag Butzer und Bercher, 1959;
French: La Joie Sous le Voile. Salvator-Mulhouse, 1962; Italian: La Gioia Sotto il Velo. Turin:
Marietti, 1963.
Blessed Are You. St. Bonaventure, NY: The Franciscan Institute, 1976. (First appeared in The Cord,
1975. Reprinted in, Friar 1977.)
But I Have Called You Friends. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1974. (First appeared in The
Cord, February to Sept., 1973.) German: Freundschaft- Aber Wir?. Dietrich - Coelds-
Verlag, 1978.
Come Alive. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1988. (First appeared in The Cord, April to
December, 1970.)
Constitutions for Poor Clare Nuns. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1987. (Also in French,
German, Spanish, Dutch and Swahili)
Francis. The Story of St. Francis of Assisi for Children. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1959.
How to Pray. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1988. [First appeared in National Catholic
Register, 1984]
Lainati I: 377; II: 1329, 1614.
Marginals on Perfectae Caritatis. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1967. (First appeared in, The
Cord, 1966-1967).

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Spaces for Silence and Other Essays. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1964.
The Story of the Saint everyone loves related for children. Roswell, NM: Poor Clare Monastery, n. d.
Strange Gods Before Me. New York: Sheed & Ward, 1965; German: Wider Die Fremden Gotter.
Raber Verlag Luzern und Strttgart, 1967; French: La Chasse aux Idoles. Paris: Editions
Salvator, Mulhouse, 1967; Italian: La Caccia agli Idoli. Brescia: Quiriniana, 1969.
Variations on a Theme. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1977.
With Light Step and Unstumbling Feet. A Presentation to the Hierarchy and Clergy of the United
States by Cloistered Contemplative Nuns. Cleveland: Poor Clare Federation of Mary
Immaculate, 1977; German: Met Lichte Tred en Vaste Voet. Tilburg, 1977.
Walled-In Light. The Life of Saint Colette of Corbie. New York: Sheed & Ward, 1959; German:
Geborgen In Licht. Kevelaer: Butzon und Bercker, 1983.
Where Caius Is and Other Poems. St. Bonaventure, NY: The Franciscan Institute, 1955.
Whom I Have Loved. [Poetry collection] Chicago, 1947.
Many more articles, including drama.

Mary Francis Hone, O.S.C. 1936 - , Pawtucket, RI / Boston, MA, U.S.A.
Published Writings:
Clare and the Ancrene Riwle. The Cord 36 (1986): 202-214; 275-288; 304-312. [A comparison of an
ancient anchoritic Rule with the Rule of Saint Clare]
Clare’s Conformity to Christ in the Libro of Marianus of Florence. Communion and
Communication 22 (April 1996): 43-52.
“Saint Clare of Assisi, Patroness of Mariners.” Clareview Spring 1997: 1-2. Translated from
“Santa Chiara d'Assisi patrona dei marina”, Forma Sororum XXXII, no. 4-5 (1995): 275-
279, by Crossino Antonio.
Everything After God: Living the Spirit of Clare in Today’s World. Spirit and Life: A Journal of
Contemporary Franciscanism, 1 (1991): 73-89.
___. Tutto dopo Dio: vivere oggi lo spiritu di Chiara. Forma Sororum 32 (1995): 166-188.
God is Happening: A Trinitarian Theology. Doing What is Ours To Do: A Clarian Theology of Life.
St. Bonaventure University, NY: The Franciscan Institute, 2000.
“How Saint Clare in many ways and deeds was conformed to Christ:, trans. Mary Francis Hone,
O.S.C. from, Libro delle dignita et excellentie del ordine della seraphica madre delle povere
donne Sancta Chiara da Asisi, by Mariano da Firenze, 1515. Intro., notes and indices
Giovanni Boccali, O.F.M. Assisi: Portiuncola Press, 1986: 110-130.
“It Takes a City to make a Poor Clare Monastery.” The Pilot, December 10, 2010.
St. Clare of Assisi and her Order: A Bibliographic Guide. Ed. Mary Francis Hone, O.S.C. St.
Bonaventure, NY: The Franciscan Institute, The Clare Series, vol. 5, 1995.
The Refining of the Light: The Way of Purgation in Saint Clare of Assisi. The Cord 36 (1986): 3-
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The Third Spring: Our Heritage and Our Future. Opening address given at the Triennial Chapter
of the Poor Clare Federation of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, April 23, 1993.
Woman Most Powerful: Reflections on the Prayer of Saint Clare of Assisi. The Cord 33 (1983):
206-214.

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Mary of the Holy Trinity (Louise Jacques), P.C.C. 1901-1942, Jerusalem.
Writings:
Spiritual notes.

Publications on the writings:
De Vink, Dr. Jose. Revelations of Women Mystics from the Middle Ages to Modern Times. New
York: Alba House, 1985.
Duboin, Alan-Marie, O.F.M. Qu'un meme amour nous rassemble. Paris: Apostolat des Editions,
1979; English: The Life and Message of Sr. Mary of the Holy Trinity. Rockford: Tan Books
and Publishers, 1987.
Gottemoller, Bartholomew, O.C.S.O. Words of Love Spoken by Our Lord to Three Twentieth Century
Victim Souls. Huntsville: Cistercian Abbey of the Holy Trinity, 1971. [Selections from the
revelations of Sr. Josefa Menendez, Sr. Mary of the Trinity, O.S.C., and Sr. Consolata
Betrone, O.S.C. Cap.
Soeur Marie de la Trinité: Louisa Jacques, Clarisse de Jerusalem, 1901-1942. Ed. Silvere van den
Broek, O.F.M. Beyrouth: Imprimerie Catholoque, 1943; Malines 1948, 1950. English: The
Spiritual Legacy of Sister Mary of the Holy Trinity, Poor Clare of Jerusalem (1901-1942).
Maryland: Newman Press, 1950; Rockford, Illinois: Tan Books, 1981.

Resources:
Aimé [De Epiquerez], O.F.M. Cap. Soeur Marie de la Trinité, Clarisse (1901-1942). Message S.
Franc. 26 (1947):122-4, 148-51, 264-7; 28 (1948): 10-13, 107-12, 132-7, 178-83.
BF 336, n. 5274-5 (1940-46); 489, n. 2041-2 (1947-48); 613, n. 2636-7 (1949-50); 855,n. 4094-5
(1951-53); 1109-10, n. 4182 (1954-57); 658, n. 8247 (1981-85).
Lainati 1596-7; Lynch 561- 564.
Marie de Jesús, O.S.C. Sister Mary of the Trinity, Poor Clare of Jerusalem. Communion and
Communication 16 (1993): 163-72.
Una Clarisa blanca del Africa negra en un monastero de Palestina: Sor María de la Trinidad
Jacques. Missiones Franc. 41 (1957): 253 ff.

Mary Magdalen of the Sacred Heart (Bentivoglio), Abbess, Foundress, SOG, 1834 -
1905. Panisperna / Rome, Italy and Evansville, Indiana, USA.
Daughter of Count Bentivoglio, vested in the habit of St. Clare in the Monastery of San Lorenzo
in Panisperna, Rome. By the express wish of the Servant of God, Bernardine of Portogruaro,
who named her first Abbess, she introduced the Poor Clares of the Primitive Observance in the
United States of America.
Writings:
Memoirs. Letters.

Publications on the writings:
Fiege 224 ff.

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Kleber, Albert, O.S.B., A Bentivoglio of the Bentivoglios: The Servant of God Mary Magdalena
Bentivoglio of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. New Orleans: St. Clare's Monastery, 1984. [Author
is Vice-Postulator of her cause.]
Resources:
Barth, Pius, O.F.M. “With Light Step and Unstumbling Feet: Mother Maria Maddalena
Bentivoglio, O.S.C. (1834-1905).” Portraits in American Sanctity. Ed. Joseph N. Tylenda,
S.J. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1982.
BF, 675 n. 8513-6 (1974-1980).
Bragatini, Bonifacio, O.F.M. Cenni della vita della serva di Dio Madre Maria Magdalena, L'Umile
Foundatrice della Povere Clarisse negli Stati Uniti d'America (Contessa Annetta Bentivoglio).
Rome 1912.
Cicognani, A. G., Card. Santità in America. New York, 1948.
Fiege, Marianus, O.S.F.C. The Princess of Poverty. Evansville: Monastery of St. Clare, 1909; The
Newman Press, 1990 [includes Memoirs of M. Magdalena and Constanza.]
Habig 741.
Lainati, II: 1603; Lynch, 523-7; MartFran, Aug. 18.
“Mother Magdalen Bentivoglio.” Franciscan Herald 56 (1977): 358-67.
Powers, Gabriel Francis. A Woman of the Bentivoglios. Notre Dame, Indiana: Ave Maria Press,
1921. [Early life and foundations]
Seed Sown in Sorrow: Mother Mary Magdalen Bentivoglio, Foundress of the Poor Clare Nuns in the
United States. St. Louis, MO: Monastery of St. Clare, 1988.
Thom, Frances Ann, O.S.C. and Mary Ellen, O.S.C. Mother Maddalena Bentivoglio, O.S.C.
Foundress of the Poor Clares in the United States. The Cord 30 (1980): 6-11, 83-6, 142-7,
208-14, 274-80, 323-9.
Zarella, Mary Alice, O.S.C. I Will God's Will. Evansville: Poor Clare Monastery Press, 1975.
[Life of Mother Magdalen]

Mary Pacifica (La Blanc), O.S.C. 1885 -1971, Bordentown, New Jersey, USA
Writings:
Numerous poems.

Published Writings:
The Divine Weaver and Other Poems. Paterson: St. Anthony Guild, 1950.

Resources:
Lynch, 617- 618.

Mary Regina, P.C.C., Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A.
Published Writings:
“The Lord’s Prayer in the Spirituality of St. Clare of Assisi.” The Cord 44 (1994): 101-106.

Michaela Maria a Sancto Antonio, Fomar, Spain.

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Writings:
De Via Coeli.
De Immaculata Conceptione Deiparae Semper Virginis.
Apologiam pro eodem libro.
De Conscientia tract.
De Poenis Divini Amoris Tract.
Methodum benevivendi.
Preces ad Deiparam.
Expositionem Mysteriorum Fidet.

Resources:
J. a S.Antonio, Appendix.

Olivia Wassman, O.S.C. 1930 - 2016. New Orleans, LA, U.S.A.
Published Writings:
Sketches of New Orleans. New Orleans: St. Clare's Monastery, 1985.

Pacelli Millane, O.S.C. Chicago, Ilinois / Valleyfield, Canada.
Writings:
St. Veronica Giuliani of Città di Castello: The Search for God in the Tradition of St. Clare. A thesis
presented at St. Bonaventure University, New York, 1994: 84-109.

Perrine (Petronilla, Petrina) de la Roche (de Balma), Colettine, + 1471-74. Corbie, France.
Companion of St. Colette
Writings:
Summarium virtutum,et miraculorum B. Colatae. Other titles: Le cahier de Soeur Perrine, 1471-1474;
Charta, seu Scriptum Sororis Petrinae.

Published Writings:
Les vies de sainte Colette Boylet de Corbie, réformatrice des Frères-Mineurs et des Clarisses (1381-1447)
écrites par ses contemporains le P. Pierre de Reims dit de Vaux et Soeur Perrine de la Roche et de
Baume et publiées par le P. Ubald d'Alençon. Paris: Picard et Maison St. Roch, Couvin,
1911.

Resources:
Castigatio Scriptores, 3906.
J. a S.Antonio, 425-6; Lainati, I: 143, 772; II: 996, 1616.

Sainte-Thérèse de Jésus, 1828-1884, Lavaur.
Writings:
Autobiography, diary preserved in the archives of the monastery of Lavaur.

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Sulla vita religiosa e i rapporti tra la vita religiosa e la vita del nostro divin Salvatore nel tabernacolo.

Published writings:
Aimer et souffrir, ou Vie de la R.M. Sainte-Thérèse de Jésus, Abbesse du monastère de Ste. Claire de
Lavaur, écrite par ell-même. Toulouse, 1884.
Lainati, I: 216, 435, 460, 622, 629-31, 750, 791; II: 842, 903, 991, 1045, 1055, 1081, 1084, 1106, 1186,
1301, 1447, 1533, 1616.

Estefania de la Encarnación Gaurre de la Canal, 1597-1665. Spain.
Writings: (Theology, philosophy, mysticism.)
De Generatione eterna.
De Rerum creatione.
De Earumdam conservatione.
De Redemptione Hominis.
De glorificatione humanae naturae, ac Domini resurrectione.
De Judicio universali.
De Oratione et Meditatione.
Autobiography.

Resources:
BF, 337, n. 5281 (1940-46); Escritoras, 172.
J. a S. Antonio, 106.
Teetaert, Amédée [de Zedelgem], O.F.M. Cap. Stéphanie de l'Incarnation. Dict. Théol. Cath. vol.
XIV, col. 2590. Paris: Letouzey, 1941.

Teresa of Jesus
Writings:
Jesus in the Host and in the Priesthood. Pre. Card. Manning. 1888.

Teresa Antenore 1910-1945. Sezze
Writings:
Diary and letters preserved at the Monastery of Sezze.

Resources:
Antonio da Stigliano, O.F.M.Cap. Nel segreto di un'anima [Suor Teresa Antenore, delle Clarisse di
Sezze]. Sezze: Monastero delle Clarisse, 1947.
BF, 489, n. 2043 (1947-48); Lainati, II: 1307, 1310, 1617.

Teresa Tierney, P.C.C., 1917. Galway, Ireland
Writings:
The Chronicle of Mother Teresa Tierney is preserved in archives of the monastery at Galway.

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Resources:
Lynch, 539 - 541.

Valeria Campanazzi, ca. 1500-1557. Bologna.
Writings:
Libro delle revelationi. A transcription from 1680 is preserved in the archives of the Monastery of
Bologna.

Resources:
Lainati, I: 134, 191, 204, 329, 425-6, 579, 580, 605, 676, 708, 744; II: 1009, 1140, 1226, 1245, 1461,
1468, 1617.

Veronica Le Goulard, P.C.C.
Writings:
Le Goulard, Veronica, P.C.C. A Memory for Wonders. Autobiography. Ignatius Press, 1993.

Some Outstanding Women in Our Order__
Not enrolled in the canon of the Catholic Church

Agata, +1283/93. Verdun, France.
Foundress of the Monastery of St. Clare in Verdun.
MartFran, June 10; SerMart, June 10.

Agnes d'Aguillenqui (Abbess), Capuchin, 1602-1672, Aquillenquy, France.
Resources:
A Mère Agnès d'Aquillenquy d'Aix-en Provence. Marseille, 1673.
BF, 1114, n. 4202 (1954-1957).
Pélissanne, Constant de, O.F.M. Une Capuchine illustre: Agnès d'Aquillenqui. Saint-Étienne,
Loire: Éditions Dumas, 1954.

Agnes di Bavaria, + 1352. Bavaria.
Daughter of Lodovico IV, the Emperor of Rome. Monastery of Anger.
Habig, 988; MartFran, November 11.

Agnes of Bohemia, +1320. Znoyma. Moravia (Bohemia).
Daughter of King Ottokar III. [Note: This is not the daughter of Ottokar I who corresponded
with saint Clare of Assisi.]
Resources:

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MartFran, August 12; SerMart, August 12.

Agnes Penenda, (Peranda), Abbess, ca. +1281. Assisi / Barcelona, Spain.
Sent to Spain by Saint Clare of Assisi to found the Monastery of San Antonio in Barcelona. [She
was the niece of another Chiara at St. Damian’s, not Saint Clare of Assisi.]
Resources:
Habig, 988; MartFran September 17; SerMart, February 28.
Santa Inés Peranda de Asís. Fundadora y primera abadesa del Monasterio de San Antonio y Santa Clara
de Barcelona y Santa Clara de Porta una de sus primeras discípulas. Barcelona: Biblioteca
Franciscana, 1912. [Booklet found in the following collection at the Franciscan Institute
library: Franciscana Gammelband vol. 29, no. 4.]

Agnese de Opportunulo di Bernardo +1261. Assisi, Italy.
Early companion of St. Clare.
Resources:
Locatelli-Paolucci, Tommaso. Vita breve di S. Chiara d'Assisi vergine e fondatrice dell'Ordine delle
Clarisse. Assisi: Sansi, 1882: 35-6.
Marianus 135-46; MartFran, February 1; SerMart, February 1.
Agnese di Spello, Assisi, Italy.
Fiege, 108-9; Marianus, 155-6.

Amata di Corano, A cousin and disciple of Saint Clare.
ca. +1254, Assisi, Italy.
Marianus, 150-1; MartFran, February 20; SerMart, February 20.

Amparo del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, 1889-1941, Spain.
Escritoras, 430.

Ana a S. Bernardo, O.S.C.Cap., ca. 16th cen. Puebla, Mexico.
Resources:
BF, 856, n. 4098 (1950 -1953).
Chauvet, Fidel de J., O.F.M. Florecillas de las hijas de Santa Clara en la Nueva España. Mexico:
Coyoacán, D.F., Editorial Junípero Serra, 1953.

Angela da Spoleto, + 1490. Spoleto, Italy.
Note: There are two Poor Clares named Angela of Spoleto.
Marianus, 350-1; MartFran, June 29.

Ana de la Cruz Osoreo, Abbess, 1596 (?) Gandia.
Niece of St. Francis Borja.
Writings:
History of the Convent and Life of the Foundress, Sor Ana de la Cruz. Zamora:
Ediciones Monte Casino, 1981.

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Anathoile-François Thoulin, Colletine, 1645-1672. Poligny, France.
Resources:
BF, 689, n. 3613 (1938-39).
Désiré des Planches, O.F.M. Cap. Le rachat des âmes. Soeur Anathoile-Françoise Thoulier, Clarisse-
Colettine du convent de Poligny (1645-1672). [The Ransomer of souls. Sister Anathoile-
Frances Thoulier, Clarisse-Colettine of the convent of Poligny (1645-1672)]. Paris:
Libraire St. François, 1938.

Angele de la Croix. Perigeux, France.
Resources:
Bergerac, Ambroise de. Vie de Soeur Angele de la Croix Pauvre Clarisse du Couvent de Perigeux et
Biographie de Mille. Jeanne Blondel en religion Mere Jeanne de Saint-Paul, Fondatrice du meme
Couvent. Paris: V. Poussielgue, 1867.
Angelica Gonzaga, 1447-1481. Florence, Venice.
Resources:
BF, 851-852, n.4072; 85 (1950-1953);
Giuliani, Innocenzo, O.F.M. “Splendori santitá nel Secondo Ordine Francescano nelle Venezie.”
Venezia Francescana 20 (1953): 145-202.
SerMart, April 6.

Angelucia, 13th cen., Assisi, Italy.
Early companion of St. Clare
Fiege, 110.

Anna Maria de Ligouri, 1702 ? Napoli, Venice.
[ It seems she also became a Poor Clare, besides being a Jeronimite Nun. Not clear. ]
Tellería, Raymundus, C.SS.R. De Maria Anna (Anna Maria) ac de Maria Luisa (Barbara) de
Ligouri, sororibus S. Alfonsi, in monasterio S. Hieronymi monialibus." Spicilegium
Historicum Congregationis SSmi Redemptoris 4 (1956): 7-24.

Anna Stor, Abbess, ca. 1620. Ulm, Netherlands.
SerMart, January 4.

Annonymous, ca. + 1565. Benavente, Spain.
The memory of a Clarisse who first entered the Friars Minor so she could live totally for the
Lord and was vested in the habit of the Minors. When this was discovered she entered
the monastery of Clarisse Nuns where she practiced every virtue and ended her mortal
life in holiness.
MartFran, December 5.

Augusta Nicola, Foundress

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Zarpellon, Sisto. Una delle Vergini prudenti, Madre Augustusta Nicola, Fondatrice del Monastero
delle Clarisse Figlie della SS. Trinità. Via Roma, 74 Dosson de Casier /Treviso, Italia.

Balbina Seniore d'Assisi, + 1240. Spello, Italy.
Disciple of St. Clare, foundress of the Monastery at Spello.
SerMart, February 3; MartFran, February 3.

Barbara of Bavaria, + 1474, Monaco. Bavaria.
Daughter of Albert the Pius, Duke of Bavaria.
Habig, 988; Hist. Abrégée, 2: 354-5; MartFran, June 24.

Barbara da Bergamo, + 1478. Vercelli / Piemonte, Italy.
The first Abbess of the Monastery at Vercelli.
MartFran, November 19.

Beatrice Alighieri, 1332-1370. Ravena.
Resources:
BF, 1047, n. 7627, (1964 - 1973)
Ragazzini, Severino, O.F.M. Conv. Suor Beatrice Alighieri, Clarissa in Ravenna. Misc.Fran, 72
(1972): 102-16.

Beatrice d'Assisi, + 1260. Assisi, Italy.
The sister of Saints Clare and Agnes.
MartFran, January 25; SerMart, January 21.

Beatrice Romagnoni, +1530. Vercelli /Piemonte, Italy.
The daughter of Count Romagnani of Novara.
MartFran, May 11.

Beatriz di Belmonte, +1520. Granada, Spain.
A descendent of the family of the king of Navarra
MartFran, April 11.

Benedetta d'Assisi, Abbess, 1260. Assisi, Italy.
The first Abbess of the Monastery of San Damiano after Saint Clare.
SerMar, March 16; MartFran, March 16.

Benedicta Gambarina, O.S.C. Cap. 1610, 1653. Tarvisina, Venice.
Supplementum et castigatio ad Scriptores trium Ordinum S. Francisci a Waddingo aliisve descriptos, 3
vols. Rome, 1908, 1936. 710.

Benvenuta da Perugia, +1257. Perugia /Assisi, Italy.
A companion of Saint Clare.

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MartFran, January 27; SerMar, January 27.

Berengaria (Fernandes Ferraz), Abbess, ca. +1406. Vila do Conde, Portugal.
Resources:
BF, 956, n. 4561 (1958-63).

Bernardina Orfini ab Incarnatione, Abbess, +1532. Foligno, Italy.
SerMart, March 25; MartFran, March 25.

Bernadette Muller, OSC, 1928-1994. Brennan, Texas, USA.
Resources:
Muller, Bernadette, O.S.C., and Elizabeth Harper Neeld. Sister Bernadette: Cowboy Nun from
Texas. The Story of a Woman Challenged by God. Houston, Texas: Centerpoint Press, 1991.
Leslie, Candace. “Poor Clares and Little Horses.” Catholic Digest, Feburary 1991: 1, 2, 6.

Brigitta, ca. 1400, Prague, Czech.
There may be a connection with Agnes of Prague.
SerMart, March 11.

Camilla Borgia, 1502-1573. Ferrara, Italy.
Resources:
BF, 1107, n. 4171 (1954-1957).

Camilla Pio, +1511, Carpi/Emilia.
A descendent from the princes of Savoy, and Foundress of the Monastery of St. Clare in Carpi.
Resources:
Colli, A. Garuti-D. Il monastero di santa Chiara in Carpi. Carpi: Edizioni Il Portico, 1993: 35.
MartFran, April 15

Caterina a Mendoza, Abbess, + 1580. Astudillo /Palencia, Spain.
She contributed to the reform of the Monastery of Castrojériz in the diocese of Burgos. SerMart,
March 19; MartFran, March 15.

Caterina de Pazzi, + ca. 1500. Florence, Italy.
Disciple of blessed Philippa of the Medici.
MartFran, August 15.

Caterina do Spiritu Sancto, +1611. Fugurira, Portugal.
Writings:
Vitam V. Clarissae Franciscae Mariae a S. Gabriele.

Resources:
SerMart, February 15; J. a S. Antonio, 257-258.

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Caterina Zollerin (Zuller), Abbess, ca. +1350, Bamberg, Bavaria.
The first Abbess of the monastery.
SerMart, March 21; MartFran, March 21.

Catharina, ca. 1381. Wein, Austria.
The daughter of Duke Ulbrecht II.
SerMart, June 10.
Cecilia Gonzaga, ca. + 1471 (1425-1451). Mantua, Italy
Resources:
Giuliani, Innocenzo, O.F.M. “Splendori di santitá nel Secondo Francescano nelle venezie.”
Venezio Franciscano 20 (1953): 145-202.
MartFran, September 23.

Cherubina Clara Saraceni, +1871. Rome / Assisi, Italy.
Resources:
SerMart, February 1.

Chiara d'Assisi, ca. + 1319, Assisi. Italy / Barcelona, Spain.
The niece of Agnes Peranda, with whom she founded the monastery of S. Antonio.
MartFran, February 28.

Chiara Francesca de Gesu Agonizzante, 1890-1932. Messina, Italy.
Resources:
BF, 1109, n. 4179 (1954-1957); 1048, n. 7638 (1964-1973); 674, n. 8501 (1974-1980).
Cultrera, Samuele [Da Chiaramonte], O.F.M.Cap. Una abitatrice delle caverne. Suor Clara
Francesca di Gesù Agonizzante, 1890-1932. Turin: L.I.C.E., R. Berruti & Co., [1954].
Gori, Severino. "Una santa d'altri tempi vissuta ai nostri giorni." Italia Francescana 45 (1970):
110-4.

Chiara di Mantua, O.S.C. + 123. Mantua, Italy.
Giuliani, Innocenzo M., O.F.M. "Splendori di santitá nel Secondo Ordine Francescano nelle
Venezie." Venezia Francescana 20 (1953): 145-202.

Claire de Marie, O.S.C. Cap. Provence, France.
Poor Clare. La Perle du Vigan: Vie de Mère Claire de Marie, Clarisse. Published by J. Deterre, Aix-
la-Chapelle, Johanniterstrasse 22, Allemagne et Couvent des Clarisses-Capucines, Vaals
(Holland), 1910. [Fron the Collection in the Franciscan Institute Library: Franciscana
Gammeband vol. 17, no. 10.]

Clarae Franciscae Theresiae Bassetti Silvestri Ariminen, +1733.
A Stigmatic.

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Resources:
J. a San Antonio, 289.
Bosius, Plhiippus Antonius, Min. Conv. Vitam Ven. Sororis Clarae Franciscae Theresiae Bassetti
Silvestri Ariminen. [A member of the Third Order at first, then of the Clarisses.]

Clara Ortolana, + 1689
Habig, 1018.

Resources:
Clare of Assisi: Light for the Way. France: Editions du Signe, 1991: 38.
Frère Marc. J'ai dit oui au Seigneur: La vie de soeur Claire de l'Eucharistie. Bar le Duc, France:
Editions du Lion de Juda, 1986.

Claudia di Corcieux, Abbess, + 1439. Poligny, France.
The first Abbess of the monastery at Poligny.

Claudia Meanse, Abbess, ca. +1484. Geneva, Switzerland.
First Abbess of the monastery at Geneva.
MartFran, August 18.

Consolación de San Francisco, 1919-1950. Spain.
De Pesquera, Eusebio Garcia. Por la escondita senda. Semblanza espiritual de sor Consolación de San
Francisco (1909-1950). Salamanca: Vida Sobrenatural, 1980.

Corazón de María (J. Benita de Arrezurieta), ca. 1800. Zarauz, Spain.
BF, 1043, n. 7586 (1964-73).
Biografia espiritual de J. Benita de Arrizurieta (en religion Madre Corazón de María) religiosa
clarisa del monasterio de Zarauz. Scriptorium Victoriense 14 (1969): 91-124.

Cristiana d'Assisi, +1258, Assisi, Italy.
A companion of the holy mother Clare.
MartFran, December 21.

Dominga de san Luis Gonzaga, O.S.C Divine Providence, 1869-1913. Barcelona, Spain.
Resources:
Jou, L., O.F.M. El Angel de Levante. Vida admirable de sor Dominga de San Luis Gonzaga. Religiosa
Clarisa de la Divina Providencia de Badalona. Vich, 1919.
Lainati II, 1575-6.

Eleanora a S. Francisco, +1651, Toledo, Spain
Resources:
BF, 1110, n. 4183 (1954-7); 674, n. 8511 (1974-80).

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Heredero, María Encarnación. "Clarisas en Oceanía. Venerable Madre Juana de San Antonio,
religiosa clarisa del convento de Santa Isabel de los Reyes, una de las primeras
misioneras de Oceanía." España Mis. (Madrid) 13 (1957): 54-61.
Teixelra, Manuel. Galeria de mulheres ilustres em Macau. Macau: Edição do Centro de Informaçao
e Turismo, 1974.

Eleonora de Ruggiero, Napoli, Italy.
Resources:
BF 672, n. 8479 (1974-80).
Sylvestri, Alfonso. "I costituti per l'abiura di suor Eleanora de Ruggiero. Un episodio di
possessione diabolica nel monastero de S. Maria Donnaregina in Napoli nell'età della
Controriforma." Riv. Lett. Stor. Eccl. (Napoli) 10 (1978): 3-32.

Elia di Pucci (Helia Pulci), +1320, Monticelli/Florence.
Resources:
P. Antonio 66; Marianus 207-10; Annales VI, 1320;
MartFran, June 20.

Elizabeth du Calvaire (Gaby), P.C.C. ca. 1840-1900. Perigueux, / Jerusalem.
Resources:
La Révérende Mere Elizabeth du Calvaire. Jerusalem, 1907.

Eleonora de Ruggiero, Napoli, Italy.
BF 672, n. 8479 (1974-80).
Sylvestri, Alfonso. "I costituti per l'abiura di suor Eleanora de Ruggiero. Un episodio di
possessione diabolica nel monastero de S. Maria Donnaregina in Napoli nell'età della
Controriforma." Riv. Lett. Stor. Eccl. (Napoli) 10 (1978): 3-32.

Elizabetta Toscani da Milano, +1453. Milan, Italy.
Resources:
BF, 851-2, n. 4072 (1951-3).
Giuliani, Innocenzo M., O.F.M. Splendori di santità nel Secondo Ordine Francescano nelle
Venezie. Venezia Franciscana 20, n.3-4 (1953): 145-202.
MartFran, July 2.

Emmanuela Thérèse du Coeur de Jèsus, 1696-1750. Germany.
Resources:
Dictionnaire spiritualite, Vol. I, col. 605.
BF, 954, n. 4545 (1958-63).
Schmitt, Clement, O.F.M. Emanuela Thérèse du Coeur de Jésus, Clarisse Allemande, 1696-
1750. Dictionnaire de Spiritualité ascetique et mystique. Paris, 1960, vol. IV, col. 605. [Other
resources given here.]

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Ermentrude of Bruges, ca. 1210/1280. Bruges, Belgium.
Resources:
De Hooglede, H. "Ermentrude et les origines des Clausses en Belgique." Neerlandica Franciscana
2 (1919): 67-84.
DeKok, D., O.F.M. "De Origine Ordinis S.Clarae in Flandris." AFH 7 (1914): 234-6.
Fiege, 121-2.
Heyesse, Alban. "Origo et progressus Ordinis S. Clarae in Flandria." AFH 37 (1944): 165-201.
The Letters of St. Clare to Ermentrude. Pro Monialibus 14 (1969).

Eufrasia di S. Michael, Abbess, +ca. 1502. Lisbon, Portugal.
Through her initiative and efforts the monastery of Clares was reformed.
MartFran, October 5.

Filippa Ghisleri, +1257. Assisi, Italy.
A companion of Saint Clare.
MartFran, October 13.

Fimina Cesi, +1567. Foligno, Italy.
(Educated in Latin on the level of a University Doctor.)

Francesca Capitanei de Coldimezzo, ca. 1200. Assisi, Italy.
One of St. Clare's first companions.
Fortini, Arnaldo. Il cilizio di vanna di Coldimezzo. Chiara d'Assisi 4 (1956): 112-26.
SerMart, March 26.

Francesca Cattaneo della Volta Paleologo, 1812-1891. Napoli, Italy.
Resources:
B. Spila di Subiaco. Un monumento di Sancia a Napoli. Napoli, 1901.
Chiara Letizia, O.S.C. Una nobile figlia di S. Chiara. Madre Francesca Cattaneo. Napoli, 1969.
Lainati I, 458; II: 1579; Marianus, 338-40.

Francesca Comitoli da Perugia, +1238. Assisi, Italy.
A disciple of Saint Clare.
MartFran, March 26.

Francesca di Rimini, ca. 1350. Rimini, Romania.
Resources:
Hist. Abrégée, vol. 2, 336.
MartFran, October 7.

Francesca de S. Antonio, SOG. +1598 , Jaén, Spain.
Together with Maria di S. Francesco. They were doubly sisters: both by blood and by faith.

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MartFran, April 8.

Francesca di Perugia, +1468. Foligno, Italy.
La Riforma Osservante dei monasterii delle Clarisse nell'Italia Centrale. AFH 23 (1930): 381-2.

Franceschetta Calafato, +1484. Messina, Sicily.
Blood sister of Saint Eustochia of Calafato.
MartFran, November 20.

Franceschina Giussani da Milano, Abbess, +1444. Mantua.
First Abbess of the Monastery of S. Paola.
SerMart, February 17; MartFran, February 17.

Françoise Taffin, O.S.C.Cap., ca. 1620-1660. France.
BF, 337, n. 5283 (940-46).
Schoten, Rogatien de, O.F.M. Cap. A propos d'une centenaire. Françoise, fondatrice des
Capucines (1642-1942). Éntend. Franc. 44 (1942): 22-6, 215-20.

Gemma di Sulmone, + 1435. Foligno, Italy.
Resources:
Marianus, 242-261; MartFran, April 24.
Santa Lucia di Foligno, Luciano Canonici. Maria degli Angeli, 1974.

Germaine d'Armaing, 1664-1699. Toulouse, France.
Resources:
BF, 1094, n. 4118 (1954-57).
Agathange de Paris, O.F.M. Cap. (+1731]). Une clarisse de Toulouse au XVII siécle: Sr. Germaine
d'Armaing (1664-1699). Toulouse: Imprimerie Fournié, 1957.
Chapdu, Joannes Baptista, O.F.M.Obs. La vie et les virtus de la Soeur Germaine d'Armaing. Pamiers
[s. a.]
Hist. Abrégée, vol. 2, 312-21.

Gertrude von Sickingen, +ca. 1517. Hoogstraten.
Resources:
BF 669, n. 8438 (1974-1980).
Fendler, R. Gertrud von Sickingen, Nonne des Klarissenklosters in Trier uns Abtissin in
Hoogstraten [+ante 1517]. Mitteilungen Hist. Vereins Pfalz Speyer 77 (1979): 127-43.

Giovanna Bella, Abbess, +1480. Grenoble, France.
First Abbess of the monastery of Grenoble.
MartFran, January 25.

Giovanna di Durvé, Abbess, +1497. Chambery /Savoy, France.

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First Abbess of the monastery of Chambery.

Inés María Cuartero, O.S.C. Cap. 1708-1778. Spain.
Resources:
BF, 676, n. 8535 (1974-80).
Escritoras, 313.
Madre Inés María Cuartero, capuchina, 1708-1778. Libro memorial en el segundo centenario de su
muerte. Presentatión by Rufino Grández. Gea de Albarracín: Convento de
Capuchinnas, 1978.

Jacoba dal Aquila, 1447-1475. Florence, Italy.
Companion of Bl. Antonia of Florence.
Marianus, 311-314.

Jeanne Baille, Grenoble. France [?]
De Franclieu, A. M. Jeanne Baille et les Clarisses de Grenoble, 1468-1887. Lyons 1887. [Libraire A.
Côte.]

Jeanne de Saint-Paul (Jeanne Blondell), P.C.C. Perigeux, France.
Bergerac, Ambroise de. Vie de Soeur Angele de la Croix Pauvre Clarisse du Convent de Perigeux et
Biographie de Mille. Jeanne Blondel en religion Mere Jeanne de Saint-Paul, Fondatrice du mene
Couvent. Paris: V. Poussielque, 1867.

Juana de Austria, 1535-1573. Madrid, Spain.
Foundress of Discalced Clares
Resources:
BF, 1099, n. 4136
Carrillo, Juan, O.F.M.Obs. Relación Histórica de la Real Fundación del monasterio de las Descalzas
Reales de Santya Clara de Madrid. Madrid 1616.
Fernández de Retana, Luis, C.SS.R. Doña Juana de Austria, gobernadora de España, hermana de
Felipe II, madre de D. Sebastián el Africano, rey de al El Perpetuo Socorro, 1955. Portugal,
fundadora de las Descalzas Reales de Madrid (1535-1573). Madrid: Editori

Juana de Jesús Maria, ca. 1670. Madrid, Spain.
Resources:
Nueva maravilla de la gracia, descubierta en la vida de la V. Madre Sor Juana de Jesús Maria, Monja del
gravísimo convento de Santa Clara de Burgos. Madrid 1674.

Julie, Tournai.
Saintrain, Henri, C.SS.R. Notice sur la vie et les vertus de la Rev. Mere Julie abbess des
Pauvres-Claires de Tournai.... Paris: Desclee, 1890.

Lucía San Juan no Kami, +1620. Manila, Philippine Islands.

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[First Japanese Poor Clare]
Resources:
De Letona, Bartolome. Perfecta Religiosa,... Libro I de la Vida de la Madre Jeromima de la Asuncion.
Pueble de los Angeles, 1662. [Contains an account of Lucia]
BF, 1110, n. 4183 (1954-1957).
Heredero, Mariá Encarnación, O.S.Cl. Clarisas en Oceanía. Venerable Madre Juana de San
Antonio, religiosa clarisa del convento de Santa Isabel de los Reyes, una de las primeras
misioneras de Oceanía. España Mis. (Madrid) 13 (1957): 54-61.
Una clarisa japonesa en Manila: Sor Lucía San Juan no Kami. Missiones Franc. 41 (1957): 243-6.

Ludovica d'Aquila, +1470. Aquila /Abruzzo, Italy.
Companion of Bl. Antonia of Florence.
Marianus, 313; MartFran, June 17.

Luitgard of Wittichen, +ca.1248. Wittichen.
Resources:
BF, 650, n. 8140 (1981-1985)
Ruh, Kurt. Agnes von Ungarn und Liutgart von Wittichen. Zwei Klostergründerinnen des
frühen 14. Jahrhunderts. Philologische Untersuchungen, gewidmet Elfriede Stutz zum 65.
Geburtstag. Wein: Wilhelm Braumüller - Universitäts-Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1984: 374-
91.
Magdalena de Jaso (Jassu) +1533. Gandia
Sister of St. Francis Xavier
DePamplona, Germán, O.F.M. Cap. ¿Marìa de Jassu, hermana de San Francisco Javier? Lecároz
2 (1951): 13-8.
___. Xaveriana. Una supuesta hermana de San Francisco de Javier. Lecároz 3 (1952): 23-6.
En el VII centenario de la muerte de Santa Clara. Sor Magdalena de Jaso, clarisa en Gandía.
Siglo de las Misiones 40 (1953): 452-3, 306-10.

Omaechevarria, Ignacio, O.F.M. Clarisas entre musulmanes y otros infieles. Bilbao 1954: 49-53.

Margarita van Meerbeke. Brussels, Belgium.
Ruusbroec corresponded with her.
BF, 1036, n. 7525 (1964-73)
Ampe, A., De bestemmelinge van Ruusbroec's Spieghel en Trappen. Ons Geest. Erf 45 (1971):
241-89.
Van Ruusbroec, January Vanden Seven Sloten. Omnia Opera, vol. 2, Trans: Helen Rolfson.
Belgium: E.J. Brill/Leiden, 1981. Dutch and English. [Written for Poor Clares as a guide
for holy living]

Margherita da Sulmone, Abbess, +1452(1462). Foligno/Monteluce, Italy.
Sister of the Queen of Napoli. Led the Observant Reform at Foligno and Monteluce.
Resources:

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Marianus, 242-61 and 351-3; MartFran, September 10; SerMart, January 13.

Marguerite de Lorraine, Bl., Widow, 1463-1521. Argentina /Séez, France.
Duchess of Alençon. Poor Clare Foundress, Political Leader. Pope Benedict XV approved her
memorable cultus.
Resources:
BF, 667, n. 8415 (1974-1980)
Bibliotheca Sanctorum, 776-7.
Gremain, L. Un portrait de Marguerite de Lorraine, dechesse d'Alençon, au Musée Lorrain.
Journal de la sociéte d'archéologie de Lorraine 33 (1884): 204.
Guerin, Rene. La bienheureuse Marguerite de Lorraine, Duchesse d'Alençon. Alençon, 1924.
___. Abrégé de la vie de Marguerite de Lorraine. Alençon, 1926.
___. Vie de l'äieule d'Henri IV (1463-1521), Bienheureuse Marguerite de Lorraine. Paris, 1953.
Habig, 831.
Iriarte, 456; MartFran, November 2.
Vanuxem, P.F. Le coeur de la duchesse d'Alençon. [Margarita de Lotharingia, clar. +1521,
Monasterii de Argentan] Au Pays d'Argentelles 1 (1976-77): 21-6.

María de Alfonso, Abbess, +1347. Astorga, Spain.
First Abbess of the monastery of Astorga.
MartFran, May 2.

Maria de los Angeles de Jesus, 1927-1979. Spain.
Writings:
Resources:
Gori, Nicola. Il Dolore Unito All’Opera Sacerdotale. Una lettera di Sr. María de los Angeles de
Jesús, clarissa. Forma Sororum 41, #6 (2004):309-314.

María Anna a S. Corde Jesu, Capuchin, 1732-1777. Bagnacavallo, Spain.
BF, 1118, n. 4217 (1954-1957).
Ciuffolotti, Lina. Madre Suor Marianna del Sacro Cuore di Gesù. Bagnacavallo: S.C.O.T., 1957.

Maria Bernarda Frattini, 1909-1933. Fabriano, Italy.
Resources:
BF, 963, n.4613 (1958-63)
Maria Costanza, O.S.C. Cap. Vita di Suor Maria Bernarda Frattini, cappuccina. Fabriano:
Monastero delle Cappuccine, 1959.

María Coronel Gonzales de Biedma, Widow, +1411. Seville, Spain.
Foundress of the Monastery of St. Agnes in Seville.
Resources:
BF, 652, n. 8169 (1981-85).

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Ros, Carlos. Doña Maria Coronel [clar. + 1411] Historia y leyenda. Seville: Monasterio de Santa
Inés, 1980.
MartFran, December 2.

María Coronel Gonzalez de Biedma, Widow, +1411. Sevile, Spain.
Foundress of the monastery of St. Agnes in Sevile.
MartFran, December 2.

María de la Cruz de Borja y Aragón, 1514-1582. Spain.
Sister of St. Francis Borja.
Escritos, 28.

Maria Cecilia del Santo Volto (Frida Dierolf), +1894. Würtemburg, Germany / Fiesole, Italy.
Dedicated especially to sacred music.
Resources:
Lainati, II: 108, 1148, 1592.
Schafer, Bruno, O.F.M. Cap. Hanno sentito la voce. [Maria Cecilia del Santo Volto. Frida Dierol.]
Milan: Vita e pensiero, 1950: 173-176.
Studi e Cronaca, 509-10.

Maria Celeste Galilei, 1600-1634. Foligno, Italy.
Daughter of Galileo.
Resources:
BF, 335, n. 5255-7 (1940-49); 1047, n. 7631 (1964-73).
Casolini, Fausta. Maria Celeste Galilei - Clarissa. Frate Francesco 5(1935): 224-6.
___. L'oblazione di suor Maria Celeste per Galileo. Frate Francesco 31 (1964): 6-16.
Gradella, S. Suor Celeste Galilei. L'Osservatore Romano 12-13, Iuglio, 1943: 3.
Humani, Maria Castiglione. Maria Celeste (Clarissa) e Galileo. Frate Francesco 15 (1942): 104-10.
Masotti, Arnaldo. Suor Maria Celeste Galilei (1600-1634). Annali Franc. 73 (1942): 292-7.

Maria Celeste Nannerini, 1823-1890. Fermo, Italy.
Resources:
Nannerini, Luigi. Suor Maria Celeste, monaca di S.Chiara nella Città di Fermo. Siena, 1982.
Picciafuoco, Umberto. Piccoli Fiori di un Giardino: Dodici brevi biografie di anime consacrate.
Fermo, 1985: 41-50.

Maria Chiara Serafina, 1853-1917. Bertinoro.
Foundress of the Missionary Clares of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Bertinoro.
Le Clarisse Francescane Missionarie del Ss. Sacramento do Bertinoro. Nel 50 anniversario di fondazione
del loro Instituto, 1 Maggio 1898, Badia di Bertinoro - 1 Maggio 1948, Roma. Rome: Tip.
Lugli, 1948.

Maria Elleta Stevezzoli, O.S.C.Cap., 1886-1973. Parma, Italy.

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Resources:
BF, 662, n. 8293 (1981-1985).
Lecchini, Roberto. Suor Maria Eletta (Stevezzoli, 1886-1973), Clarissa Cappuccina Parmense. Parma:
Tip. La Nazionale, 1984.

María Francisca a Jesús Crucificado, 1917-1956. Madrid, Spain.
Resources:
BF, 652, n. 8166 (1981-1985).
De Zorita, Silverio. Historia de otra alma. Sor Maria Francisca de Jesús Crucificado [1917-1956].
Madrid: Centro de Propaganda, Cervantes 40, 1983.

Maria Francisca Diamai, 1679-1761. Sassoferrato, Italy.
Resources:
BF, 850, n. 4063 (1951-53).
Diotallevi, Ferdinando, O.F.M. Il monastero delle Clarisse di Sassoferrato. Memorie della fondazione
(1253-1953). Sassoferrato: Scuola Tipografica Francescana, 1953.

Maria Francesca Ticchi, Capuchin, 1887-1922. Mercatello, Italy.
Resources:
BF, 690 n. 3681 (1938-39).
Diotallevi, Ferdinando, O.F.M. Un giglio serafico. Suor Maria Francesca Ticchi, Cappuccina nel
monastero di Mercatello. Memorie. Pesaro: Arti Grafichi Federici, 1939.

Maria Gabriella de Martini, O.S.C. Cap., 1693-1775. Napoli, Venice.
Resources:
BF, 677, n. 8546 (1974-1980).
Gallo, Antonio. Il canto della povertá [Maria Gabriella De Martini 1693-1775]. Napoli:
Laurenziana, 1976.

Maria Gaetana Follini. Fiesole, Italy.
Resources:
BF, 853, n. 4083 (1951-53).
Clarissa del monastero di Fiesole. Un'umile figlia di Chiara e Francesco: suor Maria Gaetana Follini.
Fiesole: Tip. Solci, 1952.

Maria Joanna Pestalozza, 1789-1801, Portugal.
Resources:
BF, 1051, n. 7673 (1964-73).
Caitano, Joseph, O.C. Memorias da vida, e virtudes da Serva de Deos Soror Maria Joanna ...do
Lourical.... Lisbon: Rodrigues, 1762.
Louvada seja o Santiss. Sacramento: Breve Relac. da vida, e morte...da Madre Soror Maria Joanna nossa
Irma.... Lisbon: Amaldo, 1754.

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Stoppa, Angelo L. Echi delle gesta dei Giacobini a Nozara dal diario delle suore cappuccine
(1789-1801). Novarien. 2 (1968): 155-163.

Maria Lucia, P.C.C., 1813-1886, Gent, Belgium.
Resources:
BF, 1113, n. 4195 (1954-1957).
Maximilianus [van Moerdijk], O.F.M. Cap. Het gedicht van Gezelle op het gouden
Kloosterfeest van de Claris Maria Lucia. Franciscaans Leven 39 (1956): 113-22; 146-55.

Maria Luisa Biagini, SOG, 1770-1811, Lucca /Tuscany, Italy.
Resources:
MartFran, March 29.
Mezzetti, Raffaele. Vita di Suor Maria Luisa Biagini Lucchese Religiosa conversa del Second'Ordina de
S. Francesco: cenni storici.... Lucca: Giusti, 1864.

Maria Luisa (Barbara) de Ligouri, ca. 1700, Rome.
Resources:
BF 1108, n. 4174 (1954-1957).
Tellería, Raymundus, C.SS.R. De Maria Anna (Anna Maria) ac de Maria Luisa (Barbara) de
Ligouri, sororibus S. Alfonsi, in monasterio S. Hieronymi monialibus. Spicilegium
Historicum Congregationis SSmi Redemptoris 4 (1956): 7-24.

Maria Maddalena del SS. Crocifisso, Capuchin, 1901-1929 , Palermo, Italy.
Resources:
BF 677, n. 8547 (1974-1980).
Spagnolo, Giovanni. Una suora "inutile": Maria Magdalena del SS. Crocifisso (1901-1929). Palermo:
Monastero Sacra Famiglia, Via Cappuccinelle 109, 1979.

Maria a Matre Dei, +1646, Macau.
Resources:
BF, 674, n. 8511 (1974-80)
Teizelra, Manuel. Galeria de mulheres illustres em Macau. Macau: Edicao do Centro de
Informacao e Turismo, 1974.

Marίa Natividad Sanchez Viloria (Marίa Francesca of the Child Jesus), 1905-19--, Salamanca,
Spain.
Cause pending for heroic virtues.

Maria Pia di San Francesco (Angela Veyries) Colettine, 1877-1923(33), Bordeux-Talence /
Hannut, Belgium.
Resources:
Ames de lumière. Mère Marie Pia de Saint François, des Pauvres Claires Colettines de Hannut, par une
Clarisse. Liège: Dessain, 1946. Italian translation: Clarisses of Genoa. Anima di Luce.

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Madre Maria Pia di San Francesco delle Clarisse Colettine di Hannut. Milan: Edizione "Lux de
Cruce." 1953. Second edition [1955].
BF 336, n. 5273 (1940-46); 857,n. 4107 (1951-53); 1113, n. 4197 (1954-57).

Maria Raffaella Coppola, 1922, Napoli, Italy.
Resources:
BF, 1052, n. 7683 (1964-1973).
De Dilectis, C. Deserto in fiore. Vita di suor Maria Raffaella Coppola [+1922]. Napoli: Laffreda
Editore, 1973.

Maria Rosa Fortunata Giovannelli, Capuchin, 1685-1758, Venice, Italy.
Resources:
BF 851-2, n. 4072 (1951-3).
Giuliani, Innocenza, O.F.M. Splendori santitá di Secondo Ordine Francescano nelle Venezie. Ven.
Franc. 20 (1953): 3-4, 145-202.

Maria de S. Anna (Schifone), 1889-1913, Sava /Lecce, and Manduria.
Greco, E.M. Un giglio, ossa Breve compendio della vita della Serva di Dio suor Maria di S. Anna.
Lecce, 1915. [Contains further bibliography]
Lainat, 1600.

Maria a B. Seraphino (Lucia Boiero), Capuchin, 1825-1870, Murello (Cuneo).

BF 1118, n. 4218 (1954-1957).
Brutium [pseud. Goteri Eugenio]. Una fiaccola sotto il moggio. Casale Monferrato: Stabilimento
Tipografico Milano & Co., 1955.

Maria Vercellone deo Beato Amedeo, Capuchin, +1670, Turin, Italy.
BF, 1052, n. 7697 (1964-1973).
Da Tonengo, Zeffirino Signetto. Fascino del Calvario. Madre Maria Vercellone del Beato Amedeo,
clarissa cappuccina. (Collana "Interroga Patres," 2) Turin: Monastero del Clarisse
Cappuccine, 1965.

Maria von Losada, +1543, Tarragon, Spain.
Resources:
BF 662, n. 8292 (1981-1985).
Da Santa Maria, Clemente. Vita di suor Maria-Veronica del Santissimo Sacramento, clarissa
Cappuccina +1964]. Milan: Edizioni Francescane "Cammino", [1984].

, Spain.
Resources:
El compartir esponsal de la pobreza de Clara de Asis. Selecciones de Franciscanismo 8 (1979): 392-
422.

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El amor hasta el extreme de Clara de Asis. Selecciones de Franciscanismo 9 (1980): 219-227.
Compasión de Clara de Asis. Selecciones de Franciscanismo 15 (1986).

Mariana de la Presentación (Marianna Bravo Flores), 1677-1751.
Resources:
BF, 956, n. 4559 (1958-63).
Muñoz de San Pedre, Miguel. "Sor Marianna de la Presentación, ejemplar clarisa cacereña."
Rev.Estud.Extremeños 14 (1958): 491-531.

Marianna de Santa Clara
Resources:
Ortega, Pablo Manuel, O. Min. Maravellosa vida, y feliz muerte de la Ven. Madre Sor Marianna de
Santa Clara...de la Villa de Mula. Murcia: Meinier, 1736.

Marie Agnes Palma +1961.
Resources:
BF 1048, n.7642 (1964-73).
Una vergine saggia. Madre M. Agnes Palma. (Gens Sancta, prima serie, 88) [Bari]: Edizioni
Paoline, [1964].

Marie Cavaliera, Abbess, ca. 15th cen. Chambery /Savoie, France.
Reformer of the Urbanist Clares in France.
Resources:
De Clary, Leon, O.F.M. Lives of the Saints and Blessed of the Three Orders of Saint Francis, Volume
II, Taunton: Fran. Conv., 1885: 42-7.
MartFran, January 4

Marie-Françoise Amata de Jesus, P.C.C., 1795-1871. Versailles, France.
Foundress.
Resources:
Cent années de silence. Les Clarisses-Colettines de Versailles. Paris: Imprimerie Laboureur et Cie,
1960.
BF, 960, n. 4589 (1958-63).

Marie de Corbie, SOG, P.C.C., +1440. Seurre /Borgogna, France.
Companion of St. Colette of Corbie and became Abbess of the monastery in Corbie.
Resources:
MartFran, May 8.

Marie-Claire, P.C.C., +1980. Lennoxville, Canada.
Resources:
BF, 675, n. 8518 (1974-1980).

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Mère Marie-Claire, abbadesse et fondatrice du monastère des Pauvres Clarisses de Lennoxville.
Lennoxville: Monastère des Clarisses, 1980.

Marie-Claire (Josephine Bouillevaux), P.C.P.A., 1820-1871. Troyes, France.
Foundress of Franciscan Nuns of the Most Blessed Sacrament who later took the Urbanist Rule.
Resources:
Barboza, Rupert, O.F.M. Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration. Their Origin, History and Their Growth
in India. A paper written for the Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure, NY.
Franciscan Nuns of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Silver Anniversary 1921-1946. Cleveland, OH:
Adoration Monastery, 1946.

Marie-Claire de Jésus-Hostie, 1855-1935. Marseille, France.
Une âme virile: La Très Révérende Mère Marie-Claire de Jésus Hostie (1855-1935). Marseille:
Monastére des Clarisses, 1936.

Marie de Braye , 1200-126. Reims, France.
Sent by St. Clare to France.
Resources:
Arnold de Serent. L'Ordre de Sainte Claire en France pendent sept siècles. Études Franciscaines
11 (1953): 133.
Iriarte, 209.
De Cherance, 100-4.

Marie de l'Immaculée-Conception, 1899-1937. Béziers, France.
BF, 690, n. 3620 (1938-39).
Duval, Guy, O.F.M. La révérende Mère Marie de l'Immaculée-Conception. 1899-1937. Béziers:
Monastère des Clarisses, 1938.

Marie de la Passion, 1914-1980.
Casolini, Fausta. In Memoria di Soeur Marie de la Passion (1914-1980), che conobbe e fece
conoscere S. Chiara. Frate Francesco 48 (1981): 77-89.

Marie - S. Pauli a Jesu (Marina Clarina Hurtubise), P.C.C. +1956. Valleyfield, Quebec.
Resources:
BF, 961, n. 4596 (1958-63).
Théoret, Pierre Eucher. Claire du Canada. Valleyfield, Quebec: Monastére des Pauvres Clarissas,
1958.

Mary Bernadette Muller, O.S.C., 1928-1994, Brennan, Texas, USA.
Muller, Bernadette, and Elizabeth Harper Neeld. Sister Bernadette: Cowboy Nun from Texas. The
Story of a Woman Challenged by God. Houston, Texas: Centerpoint Press, 1991.
Leslie, Candace. Poor Clares and Little Horses. Catholic Digest, Feburary 1991: 1, 2, 6.

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Mary of the Holy Trinity, 1901-1942. Pretoria, South Africa / Jerusalem.
Resources:
Duboin, Alain-Marie, O.F.M. The Life and Message of Sister Mary of the Holy Trinity.
Rockford, Ill: Tan Books and Publishers, 1987.
Soeur Marie de la Trinité - Louisa Jacques, Clarisse de Jerusalem (1901-1942). Trans. The Spiritual
Legacy of Sister Mary of the Holy Trinity. Rockford, Ill: Tan Books and Publishers, 1981.
Bottini, Giovanni Claudio, O.F.M., “Suor Maria della Trinitὰ: un piccolo seme che porta fruitti
nella Chiesa.” Forma Sororum. Lo sguardo di Chiara d’Assisi oggi. Anno 56, n. 5-6, 1917. Pp. 309-
320.

Mary Veronica Emendorff, Ven., P.C.C., 1845-1904, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
Foundress of Poor Clare Colettines in America.

Resources:
Poor Clare Nuns. A Cloistered Life. Mother Mary Veronica, P.C.C. Cleveland: Catholic Univ.
Press, 1908.

Monica Benedetta Cima, +1990, Mondovi, Italy.
Resources:
Masseroni, Enrico. Il maestro é qui e ti chiama: testimonianza di Sr. Monica Benedetta Cima, S.C.
Mondovi: Cooperativa Editrice Monregalese, 1991.
Fiege 211; Habig 843

Orsola Formicini, ca. 1500, Rome, Italy.
Resources:
Cronaca di S. Cosimato in Mica Aurea. Vatican Library. Codex 7933.
Fantozzi, A. La riforma osservante delle Clarisse nell'Italia centrale. AFH 23 (1930): 488-9.
Lainati 1615-16.
Wadding, Luke, O.F.M. Annales Minorum (1233). 358, XXXVIII. Quaracchi 1931. Vol. II, 407.

Ortolana di Offreduccio, Widow, ca. 1175-1230, Assisi, Italy.
Mother of three holy virgins: Saint Clare, Saint Agnes and Beatrice.
Resources:
Da Pisaro, Ciro, O.F.M. La beata Ortolana d'Assisi. Rome: Salustina, 1904.
---. Vie de la Comtesse Scifi, or, Bienheureuse Hortulane d'Assise. Lille: Desclee de Brouwer, 1906.

---. La Madre del Santo d'Assisi. Tolentino 1926.
MartFran, Jan. 2
National Library of Florence. Vita b. Hortulana matris S. Clarae. Magliabechian Codex 699,
XXXVII, ff. 74v-75r.
Ricard, Antonine. S. Claire d'Assise. Lille: Desclée de Brouwer, 1875. [Contains an illustration
used in veneration of St. Clare's mother, Ortulana.]
Wadding, Luke. Annales III, XXV, 309. [A brief life of Hortulana]

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Pacifica Guelfecci, +ca. 1258. Assisi /Umbria, Italy.
Resources:
Relative and disciple of Saint Clare, who togther with Balvina, started the monastery of Santa
Maria di Spello.
MartFran, March 24; SerMart, March 24.

Pacifique, Abbess. Alspach, France.
Resources:
Hist. Abrégée, II, 348-53.
Ingold, A. M. P. Mere Pacifique abbesse d'Alspach. Rixheim: Butter, n.d.

Paola da Foligno, +1470. Aquila /Abruzzi, Italy.
A companion of Blessed Antonia of Florence
Marianus, 314-8; MartFran, January 26.

Paola Malatesta da Rimini, Widow, +1449. Mantua, Italy.
Resources:
BF, 851-2, n. 4072 (1951-3)
Giuliani, Innocenzo, O.F.M. Splendori di santitá nel Secondo Ordine Francescano nelle Venezie.
Venezia Franciscana 20 (1953): 145-202.
Lainati, 1: 128, 511; 11: 1561; MartFran, March 17;
Marianus, 239-41; SerMart, March 17; Annales, 1420.

Paula di Foligno, 1470. Aquila, Italy.
One of the Clares who advanced the Observant Reform among the Monasteries of Italy.
SerMart, January 26.

Piccarda Donati, +ca. 1300
Resources:
BF,487, n. 2033 (1947-48).
Masseron, A. Une Clarisse dans la Divine Comédie. Les Amis de Saint François 49 (1948): 10-5.

Philippina de Chalon (Jean Pucelle), +1440/ (?)1507, Orbe, Switzerland.
Resources:
BF, 1098, n. 4131 (1954-1957)
Gagnebin, Bernard. Une bible historiale de l'atelier de Jean Pucelle. Genava 4 (1956): 23-66.
MartFran, October 16.

Simonetta, +ca. 1410. Besançon, France.
She embraced the reform introduced among the Clarisses by Saint Colette.

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MartFran, January 8; SerMart, January 7.

Stephania de Saillant, P.C.C., +1522
BF, 840, n. 4015 (1951-53).
Lippens, Hugolin, O.F.M. Le monastère des Pauvres Claires à Middlebourg en Flandre (1515-
1606). AFH 46 (1953): 60-84.

Teodora Annibale, +1469. Rome, Italy.
In the monastery of Cosmas and Damian.

MartFran, December 24.

Ursula Herder, ca. 1600.
Resources:
BF, 335, n. 5260 (1940-46).
Donatien [Dominique de Saint Denis], O.F.M. Cap. Soeur Ursule Herder Clarisse (XVe siècle
Ann. Rèp. 22 (1945): 40-2.

Virgίnia Brites da Paixᾶo, OSC, 1860-1929. Madeira, Portugal.
Resources:
Mother Virgίnia Brites da Paixᾶo, OSC, Short Biography. Otίlia Rodrigues Fontoura, OSC, trans.
Duarte Miguel Barcelos Mendonҫa. Madeira, Portugal: Secretariado da Madre Virgίnia.

Vittoria Broncelli, +1509. Castelleone, Insubria.
Foundress of the monastery of St. Clare in Castelleone.
MartFran, December 29.

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