Francis and Clare
By Jon M. Sweeney This joint biography illuminates the lives of Francis and Clare and their way of life. It shows how they were bound together by devotion to God as well as the violentobjections of their families to religious life. It explores a variety of issues they faced, including the treatment of lepers in medieval society, corruption in the church, and attitudes toward the created world. You will learn how Clare and #39;s spirituality influenced that of other prominentwomen, how Francis lost control of his own movement, and why Francis and #39;s body was secretly buried after his death.