St. Clare Medals
Born to a noble family, Clare of Assisi was expected to make an
advantageous marriage, but instead, she was called to God after hearing
Saint Francis preach. She left her family, cut off her long hair and
gave up her wealth in order to embrace a religious life.
Saint Clare medals
usually depict her holding a Monstrance because of an
event that happened when soldiers came to raid her convent. Although
she was very ill, she had herself and the Blessed Sacrament carried to
the convent wall, and she prayed for God's aid. Her prayers were
answered, and the enemies fled.
Because Clare was said to have seen an image of the mass on the wall of
her sickroom, she is the patron saint of television. She is also the
patron of embroiderers, gold workers, laundry workers and those
suffering from eye diseases.