Francis restored this church, begging for stones to complete his task.  He brought Clare to live here with her community of about 50 sisters.  The conditions were sparse – no heat and little food.  The Canticle of the Sun was composed here by Francis.

I’m learning more about the psychological vulnerability of Francis which may be a part of his understanding of human frailty and commitment to rebuild the church.

Clare’s story is fundamentally one of courage and love.