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St. Clare’s Hospital Chapel

April 29, 2013
St. Clare's Hospital Chapel in Weston, Wisconsin

St. Clare’s Hospital Chapel in Weston, Wisconsin

St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston is Ministry Health Care’s newest and is Wisconsin’s first all digital hospital. It has dedicated clinicians and staff who have developed a world-class health care facility. Other hospitals in the area claim to have a passion for excellence, but St. Clare’s has the data and national recognition that actually prove its commitment to excellence.

St. Clare’s sponsoring congregation is Franciscan (St. Francis of Assisi, Italy). Clare was a beautiful Italian noblewoman who became the Foundress of an order of nuns now called “Poor Clares.” When she heard St. Francis of Assisi preach, she was called to a life of devotion and to live a poor humble  life for Jesus. One evening, she ran away from home, and in a little chapel outside Assisi, gave herself to God. St. Francis cut off her hair and gave her a rough brown  habit to wear, tied with a plain cord around her waist.

The chapel at St. Clare’s is the essence of simplicity.  It is sparsely decorated but with a cross on either end. 

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