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Clare of Assisi: The Letters to Agnes [Paperback]

By Joan Mueller (Author)
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In this book, Joan Mueller provides an accessible translation of Clare of Assisi's four letters to Agnes of Prague. The letters bring to life a dynamic moment in the history of women's spirituality. Agnes of Prague, a Bohemian princess, rejected an offer of marriage from the German emperor Frederick II and then built a monastery and hospital from her royal dowry. She wrote to Clare for instructions on how to establish this monastery in the Franciscan spirit. In her letters responding to Agnes, Clare reveals what is essential to the Franciscan life, how to become a person of prayer and of joy, and the spiritual benefits of living a simple and poor lifestyle. This book makes these letters available to all readers.

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In "Clare of Assisi," Joan Mueller provides an accessible translation of Clare of Assisi's four letters to Agnes of Prague. The letters bring to life a dynamic moment in the history of women's spirituality. Agnes of Prague, a Bohemian princess, rejected an offer of marriage from the German emperor Frederick II and then built a monastery and hospital from her royal dowry. She wrote to Clare for instructions on how to establish this monastery in the Franciscan spirit. In her letters responding to Agnes, Clare reveals what is essential to the Franciscan life, how to become a person of prayer and of joy, and the spiritual benefits of living a simple and poor lifestyle. "Clare of Assisi" makes these letters available to al readers.

Chapters are Clare's First Letter to Agnes," *Clare's Second Letter to Agnes, - *Clare's Third Letter to Agnes, - *Clare's Fourth Letter to Agnes, - and *Choosing Poverty: A Contemporary Choice. -

"Joan Mueller, OSF, PhD, is an associate professor of systematic theology and Christian spirituality at Creighton University. A member of the Franciscan Sisters of Joy, she has written several books and articles on Clare of Assisi and the early Franciscan movement, as well as "Is Forgiveness Possible?" published by Liturgical Press.""

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Clare of Assisi: The Letters to Agnes by Joan Mueller has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Library Journal - 01/01/2004 page 122


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Liturgical Press
Pages   113
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.25" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   0.42 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 20, 2003
Publisher   Liturgical Press
ISBN  0814651682  
ISBN13  9780814651681  


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Joan Mueller is Professor of Theology and Christian Spirituality at Creighton University and an active Poor Clare sister. She is the author of Clare's Letters to Agnes: Text and Sources (2000) and articles in Franciscan Studies and Collectanea Franciscana. She has also written a historical novel, Francis: The Saint of Assisi (2000), which has been translated into several languages.



Joan Mueller currently resides in Omaha, in the state of Nebraska. Joan Mueller was born in 1956.

Joan Mueller has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 7 X 4: A Meditation a Day for Four Weeks
  2. Called to Holiness


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