John Paul II says the message left 750 years ago by the founder of the Poor Clare Sisters is more important than ever for a world characterized by superficiality.

John Paul II says the message left 750 years ago by the founder of the Poor Clare Sisters is more important than ever for a world characterized by superficiality. In a letter, the Pope explains that the charism of St. Clare of Assisi “is characterized, in the first place, by a call to live according to the perfection of the holy Gospel, with a decided reference to Christ, the only and authentic program of life.”