Saint Clare of Assisi

A Light for the World
Author(s): 
Marianne Lorraine Trouve, FSP
Illustrator(s): 
Mary Joseph Peterson, FSP
ISBN: 
819 871 222
Copyright: 
2009
Publisher: 
Pauline Books & media
Series: 
Encounter the Saints
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
111 pages
Grade / Age level: 
Review: 

With warm, cute illustrations, and accessible language, the courageous story of Saint Clare comes alive in this little book! Young readers will be captivated by the story of a girl who gave up everything for the love of God! Her many miracles, her life in poverty, the love she had for Saint Francis and her sisters: it is all in there.

A final chapter explains how the order grew and subsequent decisions made about it-- for instance the changing of its name to the Order of Saint Clare in 1263. There are also a beautiful prayer and a glossary for terms that may be unfamiliar to young readers.

Review Date: 
8-2-2010
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