PÔSOBENIE RÁDU SV. KLÁRY V UHORSKU A NA SLOVENSKU
(The Order of Saint Clare in the Kingdom of Hungary and Slovakia)
Abstract: The period of the High Middle Ages was characterized by growth in many spheres of life and culture. While the growth and prosperity of those times are often taken for granted, the High Middle Ages was also the time of great human and religious unrests, when many attempts were made to create new forms of an exclusively religious life. These efforts led to the creation of countless religious movements among which the Franciscans and their affiliated order of nuns, the Poor Clares, have become the most significant. These pauperist movements followed and imitated Christ in strict poverty. The main protagonists of this movement were Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Clare of Assisi who laid foundations of the two religious communities that bear their names. The Poor Clares were actively present in the territory of Slovakia from 1239 until 1782 when their order was dissolved. In 2001, the order of the Capuchin Poor Clares was established in Slovakia in Kopernica near Kremnica.
Authors: Nemčeková, Mária
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2019, vol.: 12, issue: 1, pages: 59-75 (PDF file)
Keywords: THE FRANCISCAN MOVEMENT, POOR CLARES, KINGDOM OF HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA