Latin: clarus, famous
Virgin, born Montefalco, Italy, c.1268; died there, 1308. She was probably a secular Franciscan tertiary in her youth and later a nun in the Third Order of Saint Augustine. She became Abbess of Santa Croce, 1295. Her life was remarkable for her devotion to the Passion of Christ. Emblems: scales. Feast, 18 August.