Clare, Agnes, and Leadership Shaped by Suffering Wednesday

Clare, Agnes, and
Leadership Shaped
by Suffering
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
2:00 pm
Regina Hall Conference Room
his year’s lecture by Dr. Baumgartner examines the
13th century followers of St. Francis – St. Clare of
Assisi and St. Agnes of Prague – and the self-imposed
suffering they pursued. The lecture which is free and
open to the public will be held on Wednesday, April 8 from 2 to
3 p.m. in Regina Hall at 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania.
Dr. Holly Baumgartner,
Dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences
“Both Sts. Clare and Agnes gained the respect and admiration
of the clergy from Francis himself all the way up to the papacy
through the personal suffering they practiced in imitation of the
suffering of Christ,” says Dr. Baumgartner. “Clare and Agnes, in
part because of the hardship they embraced, were able to shape
their own strongly delineated ethical stances and achieve their
leadership objectives, including the privilegium paupertatis or
‘privilege of poverty’ so important to their conceptions of piety
and penance.”
To learn more about the Endowed Chair for Franciscan Integration, visit