FAN was recently made aware of a new publication, Studying the Life of Saint Clare of Assisi, by William Hugo, OFM Cap. and Joanne Schatzlein, OSF.
Published by New City Press, this one-of-a-kind resource helps readers discover St. Clare through a series of crisp chapters that first teach about the sources for St. Clare’s life and writings and then apply that knowledge to manageable topics from her life. The book provides also an important introduction to feminine spirituality and religious life options for Medieval women and has been successful with high school graduates and Ph.Ds. It works for anyone who wants to do a guided study of the life of St. Clare of Assisi using primary sources. Those benefiting from this unique approach include Franciscans of all kinds, especially those in formation programs, students of medieval or female spirituality, historians of religious life, women and men working in Franciscan ministries, former pilgrims who have visited Assisi, and anyone wanting to learn how different people in the history of the Church responded to its changing circumstances.
“Studying the Life of Saint Clare” helps readers understand the Franciscan intuition in ways that move beyond St. Francis of Assisi. Order your copy here.
About the Authors:
William Hugo has ministered in initial formation and vocation promotion for thirty-eight years. He currently directs his province’s Office of International Collaboration and ministers in the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit. He is a member of the Midwest Capuchin Province of St. Joseph (USA).
Joanne Schatzlein, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in Milwaukee, is liaison to congregationally sponsored ministries and leads pilgrimages to Rome and Assisi. She has served in congregational leadership.