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Encyclopedia > Saint Colette
Saint Colette
Born 13 January 1381(1381-01-13), Corbie, Picardy
Died 6 March 1447 (aged 66), Ghent
Venerated in Roman Catholicism
Beatified 23 January 1740
Canonized 24 May 1807
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Saint Colette (Corbie, Picardy, 13 January 1381Ghent, 6 March 1447) was the founder of the order of Colettine Poor Clares (the Clarisses), a reformation of the Urbanist Poor Clares. January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1381 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Corbie is a commune of the Somme département, in northern France. ... wazzup Categories: | ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events March 6 - Nicholas V becomes Pope. ... This article is about the Belgian city. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... Icon of St. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1807 (MDCCCVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organising a liturgical year on the level of days by associating each day with one or more saints, and referring to the day as that saints day. ... Image File history File links Gloriole. ... Corbie is a commune of the Somme département, in northern France. ... wazzup Categories: | ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1381 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... This article is about the Belgian city. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events March 6 - Nicholas V becomes Pope. ... The Order of Poor Ladies, also known as the Poor Clares, the Poor Clare Nuns, the Clarisse, or the Minoresses is a Franciscan order founded by Saint Clare of Assisi. ...


Her father, Robert Boellet, was the carpenter of the famous Benedictine Abbey of Corbie; her mother's name was Marguerite Moyon. Colette joined a succession of orders, the Beguines, the Benedictines, and the Urbanist Poor Clares. Later she lived for a while as a recluse in a hut near Corbie. Having resolved to reform the Poor Clares, she turned to the Avignon Pope Benedict XIII who was recognized in France as the rightful pope. Benedict allowed her to enter the Franciscan order of Poor Clares and empowered her by several Bulls, dated 1406, 1407, 1408, and 1412 to found new convents and complete the reform of the order. With the approval of the Countess of Geneva and the aid of the Franciscan itinerant preacher, Henri de la Beaume, her confessor and spiritual guide, Colette began her work at Beaume, in the diocese of Geneva. She remained there but a short time and soon opened at Besançon her first convent in an almost abandoned house of Urbanist Poor Clares. Thence her reform spread to Auxonne (1410), to Poligny, to Ghent (1412), to Heidelberg (1444), to Amiens, and to other communities of Poor Clares. To the seventeen convents founded during her lifetime must be added another begun by her at Pont-à-Mousson in Lorraine. For the convents reformed by her she prescribed extreme poverty, to go barefooted, and the observance of perpetual fast and abstinence. Abbey church of Corbie. ... Beguines are lay sisterhoods made up of women who devote themselves to a life of religion without taking monastic vows. ... The Order of Poor Ladies, also known as the Poor Clares, the Poor Clare Nuns, the Clarisse, or the Minoresses is a Franciscan order founded by Saint Clare of Assisi. ... Benedict XIII, born Pedro Martínez de Luna, (b. ... Franciscans is the common name used to designate a variety of mendicant religious orders of men or women tracing their origin to Francis of Assisi and following the Rule of St. ... The title Count of Geneva originated in the tenth century, in the Kingdom of Burgundy; it was carried by Aymar of Geneva, who married Bertha of Flanders, daughter of Baudouin III, count of Flanders, and died in 1016. ... Beaume, from the Provençal balma meaning cave or grotto, such as the Beaumes de Fontbregoua at Salernes, Provence, or the tautological Grotte de Beaume Obscure, Saint Vallier de Thiey, Provence, may denote: Several communes in France, including: Beaume-les-Dames, Doubs, Franche-Comté, site of a Benedictine abbey. ... -1... Auxonne is a town in the département of Côte dOr in France, over the Saône river. ... Poligny is the name of several communes in France: Poligny, in the Hautes-Alpes département Poligny, in the Aube département Poligny, in the Jura département Poligny, in the Seine-et-Marne département This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ... This article is about the Belgian city. ... Heidelberg is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... Amiens is a city and commune in the north of France, 120 km north of Paris. ... Pont-à-Mousson is a commune of northeastern France, in the Meurthe-et-Moselle département. ...


During the Council of Constance she wrote to disavow Benedict, and during the Council of Basel she wrote to ask the bishops to withdraw. The Council of Constance was an ecumenical council considered valid by the Roman Catholic Church. ... The Council of Basel was a council of bishops and other ecclesiastics of the Roman Catholic Church that was held at Basel, Switzerland. ...


She also inaugurated a reform among the Franciscan friars (the Coletani), not to be confounded with the Observants. These Coletani remained obedient to the authority of the provincial of the Franciscan convents, and never attained much importance even in France. In 1448 they had only thirteen convents, and together with other small branches of the Franciscan Order were suppressed in 1517 by Leo X. Pope Leo X, born Giovanni di Lorenzo de Medici (11 December 1475 – 1 December 1521) was Pope from 1513 to his death. ...


In addition to the strict rules of the Poor Clares, the Colettines follow their special constitutions sanctioned in 1434 by the General of the Franciscans, William of Casale, approved in 1448 by Nicholas V, in 1458 by Pius II, and in 1482 by Sixtus IV. Nicholas V, né Tomaso Parentucelli (November 15, 1397 – March 24, 1455) was Pope from March 6, 1447, to his death. ... Pope Pius II, born Enea Silvio Piccolomini (Latin Aeneas Sylvius), (October 18, 1405 – August 14, 1464) was Pope from 1458 until his death. ... Sixtus IV (July 21, 1414 – August 12, 1484), born Francesco della Rovere, was Pope from 1471 to 1484. ...


Colette was beatified 23 January 1740, and canonized 24 May 1807. The Colettine Sisters are found to-day, outside of France, in Belgium, Germany, Spain, England, and the United States.


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