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IV Venerable Poor Clares

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Ven. Agnese Chiara (Steiner) del Sacro Costato, +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. Pio 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 Pao-
line, 1973.

Ven. Ana a Cruz de Ponce de Leon, 1527-1601. Montilla/


Cordove, Spain.
Writings:
Letters to her confessor.
BLH, 5, 2281-2286.
Escritoras, p. 35.

Resources:
BBF 211.
De Roa, Martino, S,J, Vita d i Ana Po nce d e Leo n ...Suo r Anna d elle
Croce. Rome: Hercole, 1666.
Habig 300-302; Hist. Abrégée , vol. 2, 234-238; J. a S. Antonio 87; Mart-
Fran, April 26.

Ven. Antonia Maria Belloni, Abbess, 1635-1719. Codo-


gno\Lombardy, Italy.

Resources:
Lainati I, 191, 329; II: 1618; MartFran, January 11.
Vita della Ven. Serva di Dio Suor Antonio Maria Belloni Religiosa...nel Mon-
astero di S. Chiara di Cologno Borgo Regio.... Rome: Pagliarini,
1754.
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Ven. Chiara Francesca Caterina Giannetti, 1654-1739,


Fermo, Italy.

Resources:
Canarisio, Fulgenzio. Co m p end io d ella vita d ella m o lto reverend e m a-
dre 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. Picco li Fio ri d i un Giard ino : Dod ici brevi bio -
grafie di anime consacrate. Fermo: Monastero S. Chiara, 1985: 31-5.

Ven. Chiara Isabella Fornari,


1697- 1744, Todi, Italy.
A Stigmatic. She promoted devotion to
Our Lady of Confidence.

Resources:
BF, 1046, (1964-1973);
Habig, 1018; Hist. Abrégé, vol. 2, 335; Lynch, 459-461.
Mary Francis, P.C.C. My Mo ther, My Co nfid ence . Nottingham: Poor
Clare Colettine Monastery, 1975.
O'Brien, Celsus, O.F.M. The Sto ry o f the Po o r Clares. Limerick: Francis-
can Friary, 1992: 66-9.
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Ven. Chiara Isabella della SS. Concezione (Gherzi), Ab-


bess (Angela Maria Gherzi), 1742 - 1800, Gub-
bio, Italy.

Writings:
About 50 letters.
The following manuscripts are conserved in the archives of the monas-
tery at Gubbio.
MSS. 1: Summario dei Processi Ordinario ed Apsotolico fatti per la be-
atificazione. 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 Monas-
tero 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, Oct, 27.
O'Brien, Celsus, O.F.M. The Sto ry o f the Po o r Clares. Limerick: Francis-
can Friary, 1992, 69-71.
Urbani, Epifanio, O.F.M. Ti farò m ia sp o sa. La Venerabile Chiara Isa-
bella Gherzi Clarissa del Monastero St. Trinità in Gubbio. Gub-
bio,1993.
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Ven. Febronia Ferdinanda Ansalone di Gesu, +1718,


Palermo, Sicily.

Resources:
MartFran, September 23.

Ven. Francesca Farnese di Gesù e Maria, 1593-1651, Al-


bano /Lazio, Italy.
Reformer of the monastery in Palestrina, and founder of
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. con-
served 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 col-
lection of manuscripts 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.
Canticum de Assumptione B. Mariae Virginis.
Letters containing her instruction for the observance of the Constitu-
tions, and records of her Institute.
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 Ni-
coletti.]
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Tratto di meditationi sopra l'orazione domenicale Pater Noster. Provided by
Nicoletti.

Resources:
Castigatio Scriptores, 1255.
BF, 1107 n. 4172 (1954-57); 1047, n. 7632 (1964-73).
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.
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Ven. Geronima/Jeronima of the As-


sumption/Asunción (Yánez de la
Fuente), 1555-1630, Toledo, Spain/
Intramuros, Manila, Philippines.
First Woman Missionary to the
Philippines.

Writings:
Letters.
“Cartas de Marear en el mar del mundo.”
Escritoras p. 46.
Soliloqula devotissima.

Sources:
Ana de Cristo, O.S.C. Vid a d e Mad re Jero nim a d e la Asunció n. Manila:
Real Monasterio de Santa Clara, 1626. [An unpublished manu
script preserved in the archives of the Poor Clares in Santa Isa
bel de Toledo.]
De Letona, Bartholomé. Vid e d e la Mad re Jerónima de la Asunción. 2
Vols. Puebla de las Angeles, 1662.
De Quesada, Gines, O.F.M. Exemplo de todos virtudes y vida de
la Madre Gerónima de la Assumpción. Madird, 1713; 2nd. Ed.
Madred 1717. [The most complete biography, written by the
confessor of Mother Jerónima.]
Juridical Information Pro cessus Ord inarius . Manila, 1630.

Resources:
“Cause for the beatification and Canonization of Venerable Ge-
ronima of the Assumption.” PM 22 (1970): 13.
Marie Amelia, O.S.C. “Venerable Mother Jerónima de la Asunción,
Poor Clare: First Woman Missionary in the Far East“ Co m m u
nion and Communication 16 (1993): 180-186.
Ruano, Pedro, O.F.M. Jeró nim a d e la Asunció n: Po o r Clares First
Woman Missionary to the Philippines. Pref. Antonia Rosa;es,
O.F.M. Monasterio de Santa Clare, Quezon City, 1992.
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Ven. Hortulana (Ortolana) of As


sisi + c. 1238. Assisi, Italy.

An early cult developed around


the mother of two canonized saints:
Saint Clare of Assisi, and Saint
Agnes of Assisi., and another,
Beatrix , who also followed Clare to
San Damiano.

Resources:
The Acts of the Process of the Canonization of Saint Clare, in The
Lady. Clare of Assisi: Early DocumenRegis J. Armstrong,
O.F.M.Cap. New City Press: New York, 2006. (Fourth Witness, 36-
41, p 165).
*https://catholicsaints.info/tag/member-of-the-poor-clares.
DaPisaro, Ciro, O.F.M. La beata Ortolana d’Assisi. Rome: Salustins,
1904.
---. Vie de la Comtesse Scifi, or, Bienheureuse Hortulane d'Assise. Lille:
Desclee de Brouwer, 1906.
---. La Madre del Santo d'Assisi. Tolentino 1926.
Fiege 112; MartFran, Jan. 2
National Library of Florence. Vita b. Ho rtulana m atris S. Clarae.
Magliabechian Codex 699, XXXVII, ff. 74v-75r.
Ricard, Antonine. S. Claire d 'Assise . Lille: Desclée de Brouwer, 1875.
[Contains the illustration used here in veneration of St. Clare's
mother, Ortulana.]Wadding, Luke. Annales I, II, XXV, 309. [A
brief life of Hortulana]
See poem: The Gard ner: For Orto lana, by Kate Martin.)
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Ven. Jane Mary of the Cross,


Giovanna Maria della Croce), 1603-
1673 (75), Rovereto /Trento, Italy.

Reformer of two monasteries. Along with


others, she erected the monastery of S. Car-
lo di Rovereto. Her life was written by her
first confessor, Franciscus de Cles, Mi
norite 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.
Rossaro, Antonio. Giovanna Maria della Croce. Enciclo p ed ia cattó lica
VI. Città del Vaticano, 1951: 492.
SerMart, March 26.
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Ven. Juana Rodriguez a Jesus Maria, +1650, Burgos,


Spain.

Writings:
Nonnulla opuscula spiritualia.
Escritoras, 61.

Resources:
De Ameyugo, Francisco, O.Min. Nueve m aravilla d e la bracia, d es-
cubierta 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.

Ven. Juana a San Antonio, 1588-1660, Toledo, Spain.


Companion of M. Geronima of the Assusmption.
Resources:
Heredero, Mariá Encarnación, O.S.Cl. Clarisas en Oceanía. Ven
erable Madre Juana de San Antonio, religiosa clarisa del
convento de Santa Isabel de los Reyes, una de las prime
ras misioneras de Oceanía. España Mis. (Madrid) 13
(1957): 54-61.

Ven. María Amparo Del Sagrada Corazòn (Delgado


Garcia), 1889 -1941. Salamanca, Spain.

Resources:
Barriuso, Patrocinio Garcia, OFM. La Mo nja d e Cantalap ied ra. M. Am -
paro del Sagrado Corazón Delgado Garcia, OSC. Salamanca: Monjas
Clarissas de Cantalapiedra, 1991.
BF, 670, n. 8445 (1974-1980); 652, n. 8164 (1981-85).
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Ven. Maria Diomira du Verbo Inc-


arné, O.S.C. Cap., 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 edi-
tion: 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 d ecreta causarum be atificatio nis et cano niza-
tionis O.F.M. Cap. Rome, 1964: 1103-16.
Pini, Cesar, ed. Life o f the Venerable Maria Dio m ira d el Verbo Incarna-
to. Trans. E. Bononcini. St. Louis: Herder, 1907.

Ven. Maria Josefa del Castillo, +1741, Bogota, Colum-


bia.
Resources:
A Padre Views South America. Art in Bogota. [n.p., n.d.]: 238-9.
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Ven. Maria do Lado, +1633.


Louriçal, Portugal.

Resources:
MartFran, August 20.
Vida da Serva de Deus Madre Maria do La-
do: Fundadora do Mosteiro do Santissimo
Sacramento do Louriçal. Braga: Editorial
Franciscana, 1981.

Ven. Maria Lanceata Morelli, 1704-1762.

Resources:
BF, 673, n. 8497 (1974-1980).
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Ven. Maria Lorenzo Longo, O..S.C.


Cap., Abbess, 1463-1542, Napoli /
Campania, Italy.
Foundress of the Capuchin Poor
Clares of Naples.

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 France scana 23
(1953): 166-228.
Falanga, Agostino, O.F.M.Cap. The Venerable Maria Lo renza Lo ngo
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 Bul-
letin 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 fonda-
trice delle cappuccine [+1542]. Santi e Sanità nell'Ord ine cap -
puccino III. Rome: Postulazione Generale dei Cappuccini, 1981: 433-
49. [English translation, 1994.]
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Ven. Maria Rafaela Jesu Hostia, O.S.C.Cap. + 1991.

Ven. Marianna de Jesús, 1555 -1635. Trujillo, Spain.

Writings:
Escritoras, 41.

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

Ven. Martha Boigas, O.S.C. Cap. + 1408. Barcelona,


Spain.

Writings:
Vitam una cum revelationibus Ven. Sororis Marthae Boigas Capucci-
nae. 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.
S. Castigatio Scrip to res CCXLI (241).
J. a San Antonio, 2.
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Ven. Mary Francis of the Five


Wounds, P.C.C. (Margaret Sin
clair) 1900-1925. Edinburgh,
Scotland.

Resources:
Doyle, T. The Virtues of Margaret Sin-
clair. Glasgow, 1928.
Forbes, F. A. Margaret Sinclair. In Religio n, Sr. Mary Francis o f the Five
Wounds. London & Edinburgh: Sands & Co., 1927.
Poor Clare Colettine Nun. Tak e the High Ro ad : The Life o f Sister Mary
Francis of the Five Wounds. Margaret Sinclair. Hawarden, Wales:
Ty Mam Duw Monastery, 2007

Ven. Mary Veronica Emendorff,


P.C.C., 1845-1904. Düsseldorf, Ger
many/ Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

Foundress of the Poor Clare Coletti-


nes in the United States.

Resources:
Poor Clare Nuns. A Cloistered Life. Mother Mary Veronica, P.C.C.
Cleveland: Catholic Universitu Press, 1908.
Koester, Mary Camilla, P.C.C. Into This Land . A Cente nial Histo ry of
the Cleveland Poor Clare Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament. Clevel
and; Robert J. Liederbach, 1980.
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SOG Acazia de Passione, ca. 1557. Alanquer, Portugal.


Resources:
Men, August 26; MartFran, August 24; SerMart, February 26
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V Servant of God Poor Clares


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SOG Agnes di S. Antonio, + 1570. Belalcazar


(Cordova), Spain.
Resources:
MartFran, December 11; Men, December 8; SerMart, July 22.

SOG Agnes do S. Dominico, + 1565. Lisbon, Portugal.

Resources:
MartFran, June 24; Men, January 20.

SOG Ana dell'Assunzione, ca. + 1600. Belvis /


Placentia, Spain.
MartFran, September 12.

SOG Ana María de San José da Villa Casta, 1581-1632.


Salamanca, Spain.

Writings:
Escritoras, 115.
Rerum suarum & Vitae narrationem Epistolicam. Salamanca, 1632.
Juanetin. La venerable virgen so r Ana Maria d e San Jo sé . Salamanca
1665. 81-128. [Letters 64-69; Poems 69-72.]

Resources:
J. a SanAntonio I, 87; MartFran, May 14.
Niño, Juanetin. En razo n d e l interro gato rio en la causa d e la venerable
virgen sor Ana Maria de San José. Salamanca 1862.
O'Brien, Celsus, O.F.M. The Sto ry o f the Po o r Clares. Limerick: Fran-
ciscan Friary, 1992. 61.
Lainati, II, 1282, 1396, 1560.
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SOG Ana Morales, + 1575. Palma del Rio, Spain.


MartFran, November 28.

SOG Andrea de Bandini, + 1563. Volterra, Tuscany.


Resources:
MartFran, July 20; SerMart, July 20.

SOG Angela Cecilia Reina, + 1535. Milan, Italy.


MartFran, November 13.

SOG Angela Gabriela Mariani, + 1540. Milan, Italy.

Resources:
MartFran, August 2; SerMart, August 2.

SOG Angela Magarita Serafina di Manresa, 1543-


1608. Barcelona, Spain.

Resources:
BF, 661 n. 8285 (1981-1985); MartFran, December 24.
Iriarte, Lázaro, O.F.M. Venerable Angela Margarita Se rafina. La Fun-
dadora que formó escuela (1543-1608). Barcelona: Monasterio de
Santa Margarita.

SOG Angela Maria Moscani, O.S.C. Cap. ca. 1700. Città


di Castello, Italy.
Resources:
Gianotti, B., Vita d ella serva d i Dio so ur Angela Maria Mo scani, Cap -
piccina nel venerable Monastero di Città di Castello. Perugia: Cos-
tantini – Maurizi, 1757.
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SOG Angela Serafina Pavari (Davario) + 1447. Mi-


lan, Italy.

Resources:
MartFran, January 14; SerMart, February 9.

SOG Anna di Audle, Abbess, + 1390. Znoymo, Moravia.


MartFran, June 8.

SOG Anna of the Holy Cross.


Habig, 300

SOG Anna-Maria Antigo, 1602-1676. Perpignan,


France.

Resources:
AIA 2 (1914) 146; BF, 1094, n. 4117 (1954-1957).
De Arellano, Clemente, O.F.M.Cap. La Sierva d e Dio s 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.

SOG Anne-Marie de Calvarie, Abbess, +1673. Limoges,


France.
Foundress of the Reformed Poor Clares of Limoges.
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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.
Iriarte, 461; Leon II, 41-7; MartFran, April 7; SerMart, January 4.

Appolonia Pichinesi, SOG + 1560. Volterra\Tuscany,


Italy.
MartFran, May 24.

SOG Beatrice Raineri,


Habig 918

SOG Bona (Bonne) of Armagnac, (Arminiaco), 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.
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SOG Chiara Isabella D’Amato


(Chiara di Gesu), OSC,1618-1693,
Nardo, Italy

Resources:
DeDonno, Christoforo Aldo. Il libro d ella
mistica esperienziale di sour Chiara di Gesù
(Isabella D’Amato da Seclì) 1618 -1693, Libri ICJS, Lecce 2010.
Forma Sororum 4, July-August 2018. Pp 239-247.

SOG Clara Sánchez Garcia, 1902-1973

Resources:
BF, 671 (1974-1980); Escritoras, 435.
Garrido, Javier, O.F.M. Mad re Clara Sánche z. Soria, 1976.

SOG Costanza del Divino Amore (Panas) O.S.C. Cap.


1896-1963, Fabriano, Italy.

Resources:
Da S. Marino, Francesco M. , No n é im bo scata, m a un p ro feta
[Constantia a Divine Amore, +1963]. Fabriano: Monastero delle
Clarissa Cappuccine, 1980.
Vitali, Gisleno. Una Lucerna sui cand eliere Mad re M. Co stanza Panas
[a Divino Amore], Clarissa Cappuccina del monastero de Fabriano.
Fabriano: Monastero delle Cappuccine, 1980.

SOG Costanza Velasquez, +1599. Cordova, Spain.


Foundress of the Monastery of Constantina.
MartFran, December 3.
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SOG Elizabeth do S. Jerome, 1555. Santarem, Portugal.


MartFran, Nov. 29

SOG Elizabeth a S. Louis, + 1549. Villa Conde, Portu-


gal.
MartFran, April 21.

SOG Eufrasia da Volterra, + 1560. Volterra/ Tuscany,


Italy.
MartFran, Dec. 10

SOG Evangelista da Subiaco, + 1543. Tivoli /Lazio.


MartFran, July 30

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


MartFran, Nov. 27

SOG Filippa di Gueldria, P.C.C., 1464-1547, Pont-à-


Mousson /Lorena, France.
Duchess of Lorraine. Widow.

Resources:
Annonymous. Vitam V. Philip p ae a Guald efa, Clarisse Co lletine . Lo-
tharin gia, 1547.
Bertrand-Didelon, Geneviève. Philippe de Gueldre, princesse et mo-
niale. Étud es Franciscaine s 51 (1939):5-22, 133-64, 267-86, 379-
414.
BF, 688, n.3608 (1938-39); 488, n.2039 (1947-48);
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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.

SOG Francesca Caterina dei Chiarine di Novara, +1628.


Novara, Italy.
MartFran, Nov. 28

SOG Francesca de Brancamonte, + 1544. Bran-


camonte/Valladolid, Spain.
MartFran, July 6.

SOG Francesca de Hervas, + 1560. Cordova, Spain.


MartFran, July 24.

SOG Francisca Josefa de la Concepcion Castillo y Gueva-


ra, 1691-1743. Tunja, Colombia /Cuenca de campos,
Spain (?) Known as "the St. Teresa of the New World."

Writings:
Correspondence with her spiritual director./ friends.

Resources:
Catholic Encyclopedia.
MartFran, February 23;
Musser, Benjamin Francis. Franciscan Po ets, NY: Macmillan Co., 1933:
61-4.
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SOG Francesca de S. Antonio, + 1575. Belalcazar / Cor-


dova, Spain.
(Previous person has identical name)
MartFran, December 21.

SOG Francesca De S. Clara, Abbess, + ca. 1570. Belal-


cazar / Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, August 6.

SOG Francesca de Valdivia, + 1540. Andijar / Jaén,


Spain.
MartFran, March 14.

SOG Gabriella Mezzavacchi,


Habig 326

SOG Geremia Bianchi, 1527 -1550. Fermo /Marche, It-


aly.

Resources:
MartFran, April 25.
Picciafuoco, Umberto. Picco lo Fio ri d i un Giard ino : Do d ici Brevi
Biografie di anime consacrate. Fermo: Monastero S.Chiara, 1985:
27-30.

SOG Ginevra ( Giunipera) di Fonseca, + 1565. Tordesil-


las / Valladolid, Spain.
MartFran, September 29.
28

SOG Giovanna Battesimo, + 1590. Belvis / Placencia,


Spain.
MartFran, June 12.

SOG Giovanna della Presentazione, + 1600. Belvis /


Avila, Spain.
MartFran, July 31.

SOG Giovanna di S. Stefano, + 1600. Fuente Ovejuna


(Mellaria) / Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, June 15.

SOG Giulia Confalonieri, (Tornielli) + 1540. Milan, It-


aly.
MartFran, June 22.

SOG Guiomara di S. Antonio, +ca. 1565. Villa del Conde/


Braga, Portugal.
MartFran, July 25.

SOG Isabella di S. Francesco, + 1600. Belvis /


Placentia, Spain.
MartFran, August 28.

SOG Isabella Sciapa, + 1615 (Paula Isabella). Mi-


lan, Italy.
MartFran, September 9.
29

SOG Isabella Sotomayor, + 1605. Belalcazar / Cordo-


va, Spain.
MartFran, April 1.

SOG Jane of St. Erasmus, 1575 -1649. Philippeville,


Netherlands.
Habig, 48-50.

SOG Johanna Bachmanr, + 1748. Münich, Germany.


SerMart, January 19.

SOG Lucy Sancha, ca. 1500. Carmona, Spain.


Habig, 910-912

SOG Magdalena de Bretagna Armorica,+ 1562. Long-


champ / Paris, France.
MartFran, May 29.

SOG Manuela, + 1543. Sevile, Spain.


MartFran, March 31.

SOG Margaret Stadler, + 1521. Sefflingen, Suabia


Habig 965-966
30

SOG María Alvarez da Toledo, + ca. 1550. Oropesa /


Avila, Spain/
MartFran, June 8.

SOG María Amparo Del Sagrada Corazòn (Delgado


Garcia), 1889 -1941. Salamanca, Spain.

Resources:
Barriuso, Patrocinio Garcia, OFM. La Mo nja d e Cantalap ied ra. M.
Amparo del Sagrado Corazón Delgado Garcia, OSC. Sala man-
ca: Monjas Clarissas de Cantalapiedra, 1991.
BF, 670, n. 8445 (1974-1980); 652, n. 8164 (1981-85).

SOG María de la Antigua, 1624. Marchena.

Resources:
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.

SOG Maria dell'Assunzione, +1576. Alanquer, Portu-


gal.
MartFran, September 14.

SOG Maria Battista Buttaroni, + 1552. Foligno, Italy.


MartFran, June 4.

SOG Maria da Borgo, + 1568. Volterra /Tuscany, Ita-


ly.
MartFran, October 21.
31

SOG María de la Concepción, + 1575. Belalcazar /


Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, April 4.

SOG Maria Cherubina Chiara di San


Francesco Saraceni, 1823-1871.
Assisi, Italy.

Resources:
FS, 20 (1983): 85-92; MartFran, February 1.
Saraceni, Maria, Life of Cherbina Clare of
St.
Francis, trans. Lady Herbert.

SOG Maria Chiara di Teresine del Bambino Gesù


(Damato), 1909-1948. Rome, Italy.

Resources:
BF, 1048, n. 7639-41 (1964-73).
Triggiano, Agostino da. Spiritualità del nostro tempo: Suor Chi-
ara 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.

SOG Maria Clara a S. P. Francisco, (Kuefstein), O.S.C.


Cap. 1875-1933. Urbe, Italy.
32

Resources:
BF, 963, n. 4612 (1958-63); 691, n. 3622 (1938-39).
DaGatteo, Luigi, O.F.M. Cap. Suo r Maria Chiara d e i co nti
Kuefstein, Monaca Cappuccina (1878-1933). Bologna: Scuola
Tipografica Salesiana, 1938.

SOG Maria Cristina Belèi della Ssma Trinità, + 1827.


Foligno /Citta di Castello, Italy.

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

SOG Maria Elleta (Electa) Sani, 1721-1754. Falerone,


Italy.

Resources:
BF, 1108, n. 4175 (1954-1957); 673, n. 8496 (1974-1980).
Diotallevi, Ferdinando, O.F.M. La Serva d i Dio Suo r Maria Eletta Sani
(Marietta da Macerata), Clarissa nel monastero di Falerone. Sassofer-
rato: Scuola Tipografica Francescana, 1954. Second edition:
Falerone: Monastero San Pietro, 1977.

SOG Maria Emmanuala de Gesú, 1885-1965. Bergamo,


Italy.

Writings:
Writings are preserved in the archives of the monastery at Berga-
mo.
Resources:
Lainati I: 386; II: 896, 1315, 1600-01.
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SOG María Francesca de las Llagas de Jesus, O.S.C. of


Divine Providence, 1860- 1899. Badalona,
Spain.
Writings
A tract on meditation.

Resources:
BF, 1100 n. 4143 (1954-1957); , 677, n. 8549-50 (1974-80); 662, n.
8290 (1981-85).
Escritoras, 382.
Lainati I, 290; II: 829, 1171, 1575, 1582, 1593.
Oriol de Barcelona, J., O.F.M. Cap. Sor Francesca d e las Llagas
de Jesús, Religiosa Clarissa del Convento de la Divine Provi-
dencia de Badalona. Barcelona 1925. [Booklet in the Franciscan
Institute library, NY. Franciscana Gam melband vol. 38, 7]

SOG Maria Giuseppina Benvenuti, 1856 -1926. Serra di


Conti, Italy.

Resources:
Bernardini, Lorenzo. Sto ria d i una m o retta: suo r M. Giusep p ina Benve-
nuti [1856-1994]. Ancona: Curia Provinciale O.F.M.Conv., 1978.
BF, 673, n. 8498 (1974-1980).

SOG Maria Luisa Biagini, 1770-1811, Lucca /Tuscany,


Italy.

Resources:
MartFran, March 29.
Mezzetti, Raffaele. Vita d i Suo r Maria Luisa Biagini Lucchese Religio sa
conversa del Second'Ordina de S. Francesco: cenni storici.... Lucca:
Giusti, 1864.
34

SOG Maria di Montalban, + 1 540. Cuenca de Campo /


León, Spain.
MartFran, May 21.

SOG Maria del Padre S.Francesco, O.S.C. Cap., 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).

SOG Maria de le Piaghe, + 1574. Santarem, Portugal.


MartFran, November 9.

SOG María Portocarrero, + 1575. Palma del Rio /


Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, August 12.

SOG María de Queto, + 1565. Tordesillas


/Valladolid, Spain.
MartFran, June 23.

SOG María de San Antonio, + 1575. Belalcazar /


Cordova, Spain.
CronEspan, vol. 2, 258-92; MartFran, September 14.
35

SOG María de San Francesco, +1575. Palma del Rio/


Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, April 18.

SOG María de San Gerolamo, Abbess, + 1590.


Fuenteovejuna-ancient, Mellaria / Cordova, Spain.
MartFran, April 29.

SOG María del Sepolcro, + 1565. Villa do Conde, Por-


tugal.
MartFran, August 24.

SOG María de Velasco, + 1557. Belorado /Burgos,


Spain.
MartFran, October 9.

SOG Marie de Corbie, P.C.C., + 1440. Seurre / Bor-


gogna, France.
Companion of St. Colette of Corbi.
MartFran, May 8.

SOG Marie-Imelda de l'Eucharistie (Yvonne Bernard),


P.C.C. 1901-1935. Marlboro, MA, USA / Rivi-
ere-du-Loup, Canada.

Writings:
Spiritual notes, some biographical, preserved at the Monastery in
Riviere-du-Loup.
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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.

SOG Mary Catherine Seger, + 1637. Munich, Bavaria


Habig 821

SOG Mary Emmanuela, +1543. Seville, Spain


Habig 727

SOG Mary Magdalen of the


Sacred Heart (Bentivoglio),
Abbess, Foundress, 1834 -
1905, Panisperna / Rome, Ita-
ly / Evansville, Indiana, USA.
Foundress of the Poor Clares of the
Primitive Observance in the United
States.

Writings:
Memoirs. Letters. Privately circulated.

Publications on the writings:


Fiege 224 ff.
37

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 d i Dio
Madre Maria Magdalena, L'Umile Foundatrice della Povere
Clarisse negli Stati Uniti d'America (Contessa Annetta
Higdon, Mary Joseph, O.S.C. Mo ther Mary Magdalen
Bentivoglio. A presentation given at a Meeting of the Mother
Mary Magdalen Bentivoglio Federation 1982.
Lainati II: 1603; Lynch 523-7; MartFran, Aug. 18.
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.
“Mother Magdalen Bentivoglio.” Franciscan Herald 56 (1977):
358-67.
Powers, Gabriel Francis. A Wom an 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.
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Thom, Frances Ann, O.S.C. and Mary Ellen, O.S.C. Mother Mad-
dalena 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.
World of Mother Magdalena Bentivoglio, O.S.C. Scenes from her life
and times. A seminar commemorating the Centenial Year of
her arrival in the United States. Written, compiled and printed
by the Minneapolis Poor Clares. Minneapolis: St. Clare's
Monastery, 1978.
Zarella, Mary Alice, O.S.C. I Will God 's Will. Evansville: Poor
Clare Monastery Press, 1975. [Life of Mother Magdalen]

SOG María Magdalena di S. Antonio, + 1530. Treviglio,


Spain.
MartFran, October 8.

SOG Mary Josephine Benvenuti (Zeinab Alif) Africa/


Serra de Conti, Italy.

SOG Menzia da Mendoza, + 1558, Jaén, Spain.


MartFran, May 25.

SOG Modesta da Soncino, + 1582, Milan, Italy


MartFran, Janary 11; SerMart - January 11

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SOG Paola Gonzaga, 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.

SOG Passitea Crogi, O.S.C. Cap. 1564 - 1615. Siena /


Tuscany, Italy.
MartFran, May 13.

SOG Paola Isabella Sciapa, + 1615. Milan, Italy.


MartFran, September 9.

SOG Paula Malatesta, +1449. Mantua, Italy


Habig 193

SOG Paula Mezzavacchi, + 1493. Bologna, Italy


Habig 326

SOG Quiteria della Croce, + 1543. Jaén, Spain.


MartFran, May 23.

SOG Scolastica Reina da Milan, + 1584. Milan, Italy.


SerMart, February 10; MartFran, February 10.
40

SOG Teresa Garcia, + 1540. Allariz, Spain.


SerMart, January 13.

SOG Teresa del Sagrado Corazón [Arguyol], O.S.C. of


Divine Providence, 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 m onjas
Clarisas de la Divina Providencia, 1849-1949. Barcelona:
1949.
Lahoz, Pascual Saura, O.F.M. Sor Tere sa del Sd o.Corazón Arguy-
ol y Fontseca. Fundadora de las Clarisas de la Divina Provi-
dencia. Vich: Tipografia Franciscana, 1921. [Booklet found in
the following collection at the Franciscan Institute library:
Franciscana Gammelband vol. 38. no. 1.]

SOG Virgínia Brites da Paixão,


O.S.C. 1860-1929. Madiera, Portu-
gal.

Resources:
Fontoura, OSC, Otilia Rodrigues, Mo ther Virginia Brites d a Paixao ,
OSC 1860-1929) Short Biography. Secretariado de Madre Virginia,
Mosteiro de Nossa Senhora da Piedade, 29300-402 Câmara de
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