ASSISI — The presidents of the Poor Clare Federation, with translators and secretaries, met earlier this year at St. Mary of the Angels here. It was the first time that the Poor Clare Federation presidents from around the world had gathered together as one group to share and exchange with each other.
Among the topics discussed at the Jan. 26 gathering were contemplation, ongoing and initial formation, and the mission of the Poor Clare in today’s world.
Details about the event, which was attended by 50, can be found on the Web site of the Poor Clares as well as in a report provided in the weekly newsletter of the Province of the Sacred Heart.
Next year marks the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order of the Franciscans in 1209.