Our St Clare of Assisi Patron Saint Rosary is a wonderful rosary for any occasion!
The St Clare of Assisi Rosary is quality made with clear crystal beads and a picture of Saint Clare of Assisi for the centerpiece. St Clare is the Patron Saint of: clairvoyance, eye disease, goldsmiths, laundry, embroiderers, gilders, good weather, needleworkers, telephones, telegraphs, and television.
A favorite Saint and friend of St Francis of Assisi, St Clare is a powerful intercessor! St Clare of Assisi was born in Assisi, Umbria, as the eldest daughter of Favorino Scifi, Count of Sasso-Rosso and his wife Ortolana. Ortolana was a very devout woman who had undertaken pilgrimages to Rome, Santiago de Compostela and the Holy Land. Later on in her life, Ortolana entered Clare's monastery. Many people believe that Clare heard St Francis preaching in the streets of Assisi and was moved by his words. On March 20, 1212, Saint Clare's parents had decided she would marry a wealthy young man. In desperation Clare escaped her home and sought refuge with St Francis, who received her into religious life. Clare lived for a very brief period in a nearby Benedictine monastery of nuns, San Paolo delle Abadesse, and then again for a short period at a house of female penitents, Sant'Angelo in Panza on Monte Subasio. Her sister Agnes of Assisi also left her parents and followed Clare to Sant'Angelo. Clare and Agnes soon moved to the church of San Damiano, which Francis himself had rebuilt. Other women joined them there, and San Damiano became known for its radically austere lifestyle. The women were at first known as the "Poor Ladies". San Damiano became the focal point for Clare's new religious order, which was known in her lifetime as the "Order of San Damiano". San Damiano emerged as the most important house in the order, and St Clare became its undisputed leader. By 1263, just ten years after Clare's death, the order became known as the Order of Saint Clare. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_of_Assisi