St Clare of Assisi Pendant - Patron Saint of Television, Laundry workers, Embroiderers - Founder of the Poor Clares

$18.95



Saint Clare of Assisi Pendant

Add some heavenly charm and encouragement to your life with a beautiful pendant featuring one of the church's favorite saints.

This antique bronze pendant features a lovely depiction of Saint Clare from a vintage holy card. She carries Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in a gold monstrance. Our Lord protected St Clare and her Sisters from an invasion of St. Damian's church where they lived.

SIZE: 1 inch antique bronze setting

CHAIN: Choose an 18 or 24 inch oval link necklace with lobster clasp

HISTORY OF SAINT CLARE

Clare’s father was a count, her mother the countess Blessed Orsolana. Her father died when the girl was very young. After hearing Saint Francis of Assisi preach in the streets, Clare confided to him her desire to live for God, and the two became close friends. On Palm Sunday in 1212, her bishop presented Clare with a palm, which she apparently took as a sign. With her cousin Pacifica, Clare ran away from her mother‘s palace during the night to enter religious life. She eventually took the veil from Saint Francis at the Church of Our Lady of the Angels in Assisi, Italy.

In spite of her youth Francis gave her the habit. Later he placed Clare and those who followed her footsteps in a small and humble house, adjacent to his beloved church of St. Damian, on the outskirts of Assisi, and in 1215, when Clare was about twenty-two, he appointed her superior and gave her his rule to live by. She was soon joined by her mother and several other women, to the number of sixteen. They had all felt the strong appeal of poverty and sackcloth, and without regret gave up their titles and estates to become Clare's humble disciples. Within a few years similar convents were founded in the Italian cities of Perugia, Padua, Rome, Venice, Mantua, Bologna, Milan, Siena, and Pisa, and also in various parts of France and Germany. Agnes, daughter of the King of Bohemia, established a nunnery of this order in Prague, and took the habit herself.

The power and efficacy of her prayers are illustrated by a story told by Thomas of Celano, a contemporary.

In 1244, Emperor Frederick II, then at war with the Pope, was ravaging the valley of Spoleto, which was part of the patrimony of the Holy See. He employed many Saracens in his army, and a troop of these infidels came in a body to plunder Assisi. St. Damien's church, standing outside the city walls, was one of the first objectives. While the marauders were scaling the convent walls, Clare, ill as she was, had herself carried out to the gate and there the Sacrament was set up in sight of the enemy. Prostrating herself before it, she prayed aloud: "Does it please Thee, O God, to deliver into the hands of these beasts the defenseless children whom I have nourished with Thy love? I beseech Thee, good Lord, protect these whom now I am not able to protect." Whereupon she heard a voice like the voice of a little child saying, "I will have them always in My care." She prayed again, for the city, and again the voice came, reassuring her. She then turned to the trembling nuns and said, "Have no fear, little daughters; trust in Jesus." At this, a sudden terror seized their assailants and they fled in haste.

Saint Clare is regarded as the patron saint of:

against eye disease
embroiderers
eyes
for good weather
gilders
gold workers
goldsmiths
laundry workers
needle workers
telegraphs
telephones
television (proclaimed on 14 February 1958 by Pope Pius XII)
television writers


This catholic pendant is a wonderful reminder of "the source and summit" of our Catholic faith, the Eucharist / Blessed Sacrament / Jesus.


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