She joined the Franciscans and went to live a solitary life in Corby. She left her cell in 1406 as she had a vision about reforming the Poor Clares.
She received her habit from Peter de Luna. Despite opposition, she persisted in her task. She founded 17 convents under the reformed rules and reformed several older convents.
She died in a convent in Ghent, Belgium in 1447.
She is the Patron of expectant mothers, those wishing to conceive, and sick children.
Her Feast Day is March 6th.
Saint Colette 1380 - 1447
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