St. Clare of Assisi, Vol. II, The Context of Her Life by Sr. Frances Teresa Downing, OSC
St. Clare of Assisi: The Context of Her Life is a wonderful contribution to our attempts to understand the real St. Clare by delving deeper into her world and daily life. Sister Frances Teresa brings to bear her love of words with all the skills of a forensic scientist, combing modern and ancient literature for hints about 13th century Assisi and Italy while relating all the fruits of her research in a style that is pleasant to read. The reader, myself included, is being educated while still being entertained.