St Colette; St Jerome Emiliani; St Richard; St Giles Mary of St Joseph
by americancatholic.org | Source: americancatholic.org
Colette did not seek the
limelight, but in doing God's will she certainly attracted a lot of attention.
was born in Corbie, France. At 21 she began to follow the Third Order Rule and became an anchoress,
a woman walled into a room whose only opening was a window into a church.
years of prayer and penance in this cell, she left it. With the approval and encouragement of the
pope, she joined the Poor Clares and reintroduced the primitive Rule of St. Clare in the 17
monasteries she established. Her sisters were known for their poverty they rejected any fixed income
and for their perpetual fast. Colette's reform movement spread to other countries and is still
thriving today. Colette was canonized in 1807.
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