The Acts of the Process of Canonization - 187 

10. 29She also said Lady Clare, during the sickness from which she passed from this life, never stopped praising God, reminding the sisters of the perfect observance of the Order and, most especially, of the love of poverty. 30Asked how she knew this, she replied many times she was present.

11. 31The witness also said, in selling her inheritance, Lady Clare's relatives wanted her to give them a better price. 32She did not want to sell it to them, but sold it to others so the poor would not be defrauded. 33All she received from the sale of the inheritance, she distributed to the poor. 34Asked how she knew this, she replied: because she saw and heard it.a


1. 1Sister Angeluccia, daughter of Sir Angelico of Spoleto, nun of the monastery of San Damiano, said under oath 2that it had been twenty-eight years that she, the witness, had been in the monastery of San Damiano 3and, for all this time in the monastery under the direction of Lady Clare of holy memory, she saw so many and such great good things in her she could truthfully say of her what could be said about any saint in heaven.

2. 4Asked what the good things were, she replied at that time when she, the witness, entered the monastery, the Lady Clare was sick, 5yet she nevertheless got out of bed during the night and kept a vigil in prayer with many tears. 6She did the same thing in the morning at about the hour of Terce.

3. 7She firmly believed her prayers once liberated the monastery from the attack of the Saracens who had just entered the enclosure of the monastery. 8Another time, she liberated the city of Assisi from the assault of enemies.

4. 9She also said that her humility and kindness toward the sisters, 10her patience and constancy in trial, 11her austerity of life, 12strictness in eating and clothing, 13her charity toward all, 14her prudence and care in exhorting the sisters subject to her, 15her gracious and sweet way of reminding the sisters, and other good and holy things were so great in Lady Clare that her tongue could




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