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Lecture: Clare of Assisi and Feminine Holiness in Later Medieval Europe

Date:

02/14/2019


Lecture: Clare of Assisi and Feminine Holiness in Later Medieval Europe

Clara in natura, clarior in fama, clarissima in gratia:
Clare of Assisi and Feminine Holiness in Later Medieval Europe

Public Lecture Dr. Alison More, Assistant Professor Medieval Studies Programme, St. Michael’s College

When writing her biography, Clare of Assisi described herself as “Clare unworthy servant of Christ and the little shoot of the most blessed father Francis.” These same images were repeatedly used to portray the virgin of Assisi as humble, obedient and faithful to the original Franciscan vision. From the thirteenth century onwards, virtues that have been regarded as traditionally feminine (such as chastity, beauty and purity) were associated with Clare. While this model persisted throughout the later medieval and early modern periods, it steadily and progressively took on other characteristics reflecting both social and spiritual change.

Information

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Time: From 7:15 pm To 8:15 pm

Organized by : Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies, St. Michael’s College

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Location:

University of Toronto, Carr Hall, Room 404, located at 100 St. Joseph Street, St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto. (First street north of Wellesley; parking lot is opposite Carr Hall).

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