Greek: agnos, lamb. Born Assisi, Italy, c.1198; died there, 1253. She was a younger sister of Saint Clare, and in spite of opposition adopted a life of poverty and was chosen by Saint Francis to found and govern a community of Poor Clares at Monticelli, near Florence. From there she established several monasteries in the north of Italy. Relics in church of Saint Clare, Assisi. Feast, 16 November.