Book Recomendations on Poor Clare Spirituality?

Hi there,

Does anyone know any good books on Poor Clare spirituality? I’m discerning and I need to know more…

God bless you!


Here are three excellent books:

  1. A Right to Be Merry
    by Mother Mary Francis P.C.C.

  2. Clothed with Gladness, The Story of St. Clare
    by Sister Mary St. Paul, P.C.C.

  3. Walled in Light: St. Colette
    by Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C.


Here’s the few I can think of off the top of my head …

Of course the writings of St. Francis and St. Clare :slight_smile:

Also the Omnibus of Sources (kind of the Franciscan “Bible” if that’s the right wording, of all of his works and the early biographies) Here is is on amazon (doesn’t include the writings of St. Clare though, so for that I would get the book above)

A few Poor Clare saints

Lives of St. Veronica Giuliani and Blessed Baptista Varani (now a Saint, canonized last year)

Blessed Marie Celine of the Presentation

A couple specifically on the Poor Clare Colettine spirituality

A Right to be Merry by Mother Mary Francis, PCC

Barefoot Journey by Sr. Felicity, PCC

Private revelations to Poor Clare nuns

The Spiritual Legacy of Sr. Mary of the Holy Trinity
beautiful work!! :thumbsup:

Life & Message of Sr. Mary of the Holy Trinity

Jesus Appeals to the World

Very apt timing on this thread… I was going to ask a similar question! :thumbsup:

Thanks for the book recommendations…

I wholeheartedly recommend the book:

A Right to be Merry

I learned so much about the Poor Clare Colettines I never knew before. Mother Mary Francis, PCC, from the Roswell Poor Clare Monastery wrote it. She also wrote other books, too, but this is the only one I’ve read. She is no longer with us, though, as she passed away several years back. :frowning:

These are some others on Amazon that are about the Poor Clares:

*Stalking the Divine: Contemplating Faith with the Poor Clares *
–Has high ratings! 5 stars. Available for a PENNY! :eek:

Clare of Assisi - The Lady: Early Documents

Clare and the Poor Sisters in the Thirteenth Century

Blessed Marie Celine of the Presentation

Saint Clare: Beyond the Legend

Saint Clare of Assisi: A Light for the World

This is not a book, but I HAD to recommend this beautiful movie about the life of Francis and Clare. It is an accurate portrayal of these two saints and is a must-see for anyone interested in the Franciscan spirituality:

Chiara e Francesco

“A Right To Be Merry” was a suprise birthday present from my cousin-sister…it was what first brought me to the Poor Clares! :slight_smile:


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