Where was St. Clare born?
July 16, 1194, at Assisi, Italy
St. Clare lived during the 13th century and founded a religious order that today is known as the Order of Saint Clare. After hearing St. Francis preach, she followed him. Other women joined her, and they soon formed a community of religious sisters. St. Clare of Assisi was known for her holiness and for living a life of prayer, piety, and poverty. She was born in 1194 and died in 1253.