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What you hold, may you always hold. What you do, may you always do and never abandon. But with swift pace, light step, and unswerving feet, so that even your steps stir up no dust, go forward securely, joyfully and swiftly on the path of prudent happiness, believing nothing, agreeing with nothing which would dissuade you from this resolution or which would place a stumbling block for you on the way, so that you may offer your vows to the Most High to which the Spirit of the Lord has called you.

Saint Clare of Assisi

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August 11 is the memorial of St Clare of Assisi, a friend of St Francis and a cofounder of the Franciscan movement in her own right, most especially given the additional hurdles placed in front of medieval women called to define and follow a novel charism and spirituality.

Kingsley McLaren and Arturo Sbicca offer this compelling documentary in two parts. First, they reveal the extraordinary life of St. Clare, a woman who reached the highest summits of Christian mysticism, who knew how to defend her decisions alone and who built a social reality that still challenges across the centuries. Music, photography, and the testimony of Poor Clares bring the charism of Clare out of Assisi and into the contemporary world.

Second is Poor Clares: A Hidden Presence. Tens of thousands of women today follow the example of Clare of Assisi in monasteries scattered throughout the world – the cloistered convent, a city in prayer and a hidden presence with a love with reserve for all of humanity. The Poor Clares in this 30-minute documentary speak of their realization as women, mothers and sisters inside the closed walls of a monastery, all following the example of St Clare.