Image by Fr. Franklin Fong, OFM
In the days before cell phones, email, online education, or Zoom, Clare and Agnes communicated via hand written letters personally carried back and forth between Bohemia and Assisi by Franciscan Friars as they made their dangerous travels on foot across Europe. Clare shared her insights about the spiritual life with Agnes in these letters. Clare chose to use a mirror as a metaphor for the spiritual life; the image of a mirror worked effectively as a spiritual metaphor that would have been understood well by women of nobility.
Laura Chun, OFS, is a former Minister for the San Luis Rey Secular Franciscan Fraternity and engaged in Mission San Luis Rey Parish ministries. Laura is a chaplain with the Diocese of San Diego, providing pastoral care to the incarcerated.
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