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Siena College Mission Resource Guide: Clare of Assisi

Siena College Mission Resource Guide

The Siena College Strategic Plan calls for the engagement of mission in all four of it's pillars:
To provide all constituencies the resources critical to realizing this goal, we present this Mission Resource Guide. 

This libguide is created in conjunction with the Franciscan Mission Resource Guide found on the Siena College website:

This Mission Resource Guide has been constructed to assist faculty, staff and administrators in engaging the mission, values and Franciscan root of Siena College. The resources listed will provide users a foundational knowledge of these mission topics. There are Friars available who are willing to assist those who may want a more detailed or scholarly approach to these topics. The Friars involved in the construction of this guide look upon it as a 'work in progress', a guide in need of constant updating and revision; we welcome any and all ideas as to how we might make it more user-friendly for our audience.  

For the resources listed in this guide, we offer a three levels of resources depending on your current understanding and/or desired level of interest.

Readership recommendation:

♦ - Beginning interest resource / Building a foundation.

♦♦ - Intermediate interest resource / Wanting to know more than the basics.

♦♦♦ - Academic or intense interest / What research has been contributed through scholarly communication

The Lives of our Founders and Patrons: Clare of Assisi (Alphabetical by Title)

PETERSON, I. "Clare of Assisi, St." In New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd ed., 760. Vol. 3. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2003. Gale eBooks ♦
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A Review of the last three titles by Fr. Dominic Monti OFM (former President of St. Bonaventure University and Siena College Trustee)
Monti, Dominic V. “Clare of Assisi by Marco Bartoli, and: The First Franciscan Woman: Clare of Assisi and Her Form of Life by Margaret Carney, O.S.F., and: Clare of Assisi: A Biographical Study by Ingrid J. Peterson, O.S.F. (review).” The Catholic historical review 82, no. 1 (1996): 81–83. ♦♦♦
Link to Review

Suggested Articles (Alphabetical by Author)

Carney, Margaret. "Clare of Assisi: Bringing Her Story to Light." Spirit and Life: Essays on Contemporary Franciscanism. Vol 17: (2012). ♦   
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Carney, Margaret, and Susan Hines-Brigger. “St. Clare: Light of Assisi.” St. Anthony Messenger 129, no. 2 (2021): 34–eoa. ♦
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Delio, Ilia. “Clare of Assisi: Beauty and Transformation.” Studies in Spirituality 12 (2002): 68–81. ♦♦
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Downing, Frances Teresa. “Clare of Assisi.” The Way 35, no. 3 (1995): 247–.eoa. ♦
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Freeman, Gerard Pieter. “With Swift Pace and Light Step On the Leadership of Clare of Assisi.” Franciscan Studies 77, no. 1 (2019): 1–29. ♦♦♦
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Gerundt, Mareike, and Markus Warode. “How Saint Clare of Assisi Guided Her Sisters. Impulses for the Today’s Leadership Context.” Religions (Basel, Switzerland ) 9, no. 11 (2018): 347–. eoa. ♦♦♦
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Molesky-Poz, Jean. “Saint Clare of Assisi: ‘May You Go Forward Securely.’” The Journal of World Christianity 7, no. 1 (2017): 9–27 ♦♦♦
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Northcutt, Emily. "The Battle For Poverty: Pope Gregory IX Against Saint Clare of  Assisi." Magistra 24 (2) (2018): 4-21. ♦♦♦
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Pattenden, Miles. “The Canonisation of Clare of Assisi and Early Franciscan History.” The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 59, no. 2 (2008): 208–226. ♦♦♦
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Multimedia and Web Resources

An audience by Pope Benedict XVI about St Clare of Assisi  ♦
September 15, 2010 
Link to website website blog entry for Clare of Assisi  ♦
Link to Website

Graphic Novel