Today Christians Celebrate Feast of St Colette of Corbie, Founder of the Colettine Poor Clares

St Colette

Saint Colette Holy Card
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(Franciscan Media) Colette did not seek the limelight but in doing God’s will, she certainly attracted a lot of attention.

Born in 1381 in France, Corbie according to EWTN Colette’s father was Robert Boelett, a carpenter of the famous ‘Benedictine Abbey of Corbie’ her mother Marguerite Moyon.

Colette joined successively the ‘Bequines’ and the Benedictines, subsequently living for 4 years in solitary. Known for her sincere reverence, she was also quite intelligent and energetic.

Having resolved to reform the ‘Poor Clares’ reintroducing¬† the ‘Primitive Rule of St. Clare’ in the 17 Monasteries she established,’Colettine Poor Clares’ reform movement grew, spreading to other countries and is still thriving today.

Saint Colette, was Beatified on the 23 January, 1740 and Canonized on the 24 May, 1807

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