A YOUTH/YOUNG ADULT TIMELINE | |

FRANCIS was | born into the merchant class of Assisi in 1182 |

| a playboy at the age of 18 |

| a soldier at the age of 20 |

| a prisoner of war at the age of 21 |

| bedridden with illness at the age of 22 |

| a crusader at the age of 23 |

| converted by Christ at the age of 23 |

| declared mentally incompetent at the age of 23 |

| brought up on charges of theft at the age of 23 |

| a runaway at the age of 23 |

| poor and homeless at the age of 24 |

| an itinerant preacher at the age of 26 |

| followed by others at the age of 26 |

| a writer at the age of 27 |

| a Middle-Eastern back-packer at the age of 37 |

| religious diplomat at the age of 37 |

| a stigmatist at the age of 43 |

| a poet always, but published at the age of 43 |

| dead at the age of 44 |

| canonized a saint only two years after his death |

A YOUTH/YOUNG ADULT TIMELINE | |

CLARE | was born a noble woman in Assisi in 1193 |

| lives in Perugia between the ages of 6-12 |

| leaves home through "the door of the dead" at age 19 |

| is followed by others at the age of 19 |

| becomes an abbess at the age of 22 |

| is granted the "privilege of poverty" at the age of 23 |

| is severely ill at the age of 31 |

| receives last letter from her friend and mentor, Francis |

| and grieves over his subsequent death at the age of 33 |

| becomes a correspondent at the age of 41 |

| sends sisters throughout Europe at the age of 42 |

| repels an invading army in Assisi at the age of 47 |

| is a writer of a Rule at the age of 54 |

| is deathly ill at the age of 57 |

| has her Rule approved at the age of 59 (on her deathbed!) |

| has a miraculous liturgical experience at the age of 59 |

| is dead at the age of 60 |

| is canonized a saint only 2 years after her death |