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Orphaned at 17, St. Colette of Corbie joined the Third Order of St. Francis. Following a vision of St. Francis, she restored 17 monasteries of the Poor Clares during her life, returning them to the original severity of their observances of their founder, St. Clare of Assisi -- in particular the principle of poverty. Her focus on serving God is a worthy example for any child.

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