St Clare of Assisi Medal, Patron Saint
Silver pewter oval medal of Saint Clare of Assisi with the words "Pray For Us" on the reverse side.
Saint Clare of Assisi - sometimes spelled Clair or Claire (1194 - 1253) - is an Italian saint and one of the first to follow Saint Francis of Assisi after she heard him preaching. Clare founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition, and wrote their Rule of Life—the first monastic rule known to have been written by a woman.
Clare played a significant role in encouraging and aiding Francis, whom she saw as a spiritual father figure, and she took care of him during his illness. Following her death, the Order she founded was renamed in her honor as the Order of Saint Clare, commonly referred to today as the Poor Clares.
St Clare is the patron saint of sufferers of eye disease, goldsmiths, laundry workers, embroiderers, gilders, good weather, needleworkers, telephones, telegraphs, and television.
Size: 2.5cm tall including the top loop.
The medal comes with a silver split-ring through the top loop so it is ready to use.