The Light of Clare
April - June 29, 2012
2012 marks the the 800th anniversary of St. Clare leaving her parents' home in Assisi to join St. Francis and found the Poor Clare Order.
This exhibit celebrates this event and our University's namesake. The Light of Clare will run in the St. Clare Room and on the 2nd Floor of the Learning Commons until June 29.
Visitors will see artifacts from St. Clare's life, including a replica of the 'Tavola,' the medieval wood panel painting depicting the saint and a narrative cycle of her life, and a digital reproduction of her 'Form of Life,' which laid out the tenets of the order that she founded. The display in the St. Clare room focuses on some of the collaborative efforts at SCU over the last four years to address the question: "How can Clare of Assisi be a light to us here at Santa Clara University?"