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This new rule was also adopted by other French and Italian convents of the Order of St.Clare, but one can by no means say that a distinct congregation was formed on the basis Isabella's rule.

She not only broke off her engagement with a count, but moreover refused the hand of Conrad, son of the German Emperor Frederick II , although pressed to accept him by everyone, even by Pope Innocent IV, who however did not hesitate subsequently (1254) to praise her fixed determination to remain a virgin.As Isabel wished to found a convent of the Order of St.After nine days her body was exhumed, when it showed no signs of decay, and many miracles were wrought at her grave.In 1521 Leo X allowed the Abbey of Longchamp to celebrate her feast with a special Office. On 25 January, 1688, the nuns obtained permission to celebrate her feast with an octave, and in 1696 the celebration of the feast on 31 August was permitted to the whole Franciscan Order. The history of the Abbey of Longchamp had many vicissitudes.The building appears to have been completed about the beginning of 1259, because Alexander IV gave his sanction on 2 February, 1259, to the new rule which Isabel had had compiled by the Franciscan Mansuetus on the basis of the Rule of the Order of St. These rules were drawn up solely for this convent, which was named the Monastery of the Humility of the Blessed Virgin ( Monasterium Humilitatis B. The sisters were called in the rule the "Sorores Ordinis humilium ancillarum Beatissimf Marif Virginis" . Clare; the community was allowed to hold property, and the sisters were subject to the Minorites.

The first sisters came from the convent of the Poor Clares at Reims.The scene of the Crucifixion is treated with an abundance of detail which is very rare at this period.The works of the Syro-Mesopotamian School seem to have missed the meaning of the Hellenic figures (figures in flowing draperies) of which they retained the tradition.Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.All these ornaments are called "eluminures", illuminations, or miniatures, a world used since the end of the sixteenth century.The papyrus containing the poems of Timotheus (fourth century B. In the Goleniscev collection there are sixteen leaves of a universal Coptic chronicle on papyrus, dated 392 and decorated with miniatures in a very barbarous style, intended as illustrations of the text.