Saint Clare of Assisi
Saint Clare of Assisi is an Italian born Saint and one of St. Francis of Assisi's first followers.
At a young age, St. Clare dedicated herself to prayer. When she was 18, she heard St. Francis of Assisi preach and asked him to help her live her life according to the Gospel.
Clare joined the convent of the Benedictine nuns of San Paulo, near Bastia, under Francis' orders. When her father found her and attempted to force her back into his home, she refused and professed that she would have no other husband than Jesus Christ.
She lived a life of great prayer and love for the Lord. In 1224, an army of rough soldiers from Frederick II came to attack Assisi. Although very sick, Clare went out to meet them with the Blessed Sacrament on her hands. She had the Blessed Sacrament placed at the wall where the enemies could see it. Then on her knees, she begged God to save the Sisters. "O Lord, protect these Sisters whom I cannot protect now," she prayed. A voice seemed to answer: "I will keep them always in My care." In that moment, a sudden fright struck the attackers and they fled as fast as they could without harming anyone in Assisi.
Saint Clare is the patron saint of eye disease, goldsmiths, laundry, and television.
Her feast day is August 11.
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