Daily Martyrology for August 11

In 1253, St. Clare of Assisi. When she was 18, Clare heard St. Francis preach. She renounced marriage and asked him for further instruction. She abandoned her former life, and Francis arranged for her to stay in a Benedictine convent. Her sister joined her. Francis eventually settled them near the church of San Damiano on the edge of Assisi. At first, Clare and her convent lived in extreme austerity, but with time she moderated that. She spent her life in service to her sisters in religion.

In the fourth century, at Rome, St. Susanna.

About 560, in the Abruzzi, St. Equitius, a monastic founder and preacher who was a contemporary of St. Benedict.

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Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.