Our St. Clare of Assisi Plaque (1194-1253), also spelled Clair or Claire, was a close friend and follower of St. Francis of Assisi. She is the patron saint of, among other things, television! (go to the History/Story tab). She and her sisters adopted the Franciscan rule. This plaque is an ideal gift for all Franciscan Sisters, Poor Clares and Oblates. This the perfect gift for the feast day of St. Clare, August 11th. This bronze plaque is also a wonderful gift for first communion, a birthday, confirmation, and Christmas (a great stocking stuffer!).
A Wall Plaque in Two Sizes
This plaque comes in two sizes: small (p86k – 2 x 1.6 inches) and large (p192g – 7.9 x 6.3 inches). This solid bronze plaque hangs easily on any wall in the office or at home. This plaque – conceived and cast in Germany by a master bronzesmith – is a great gift for that special “Clare” in your life!
Founder of the Poor Clares
Saint Clare (Clara in German) is depicted on this bronze plaque holding the monstrance. By so displaying the Blessed Sacrament and kneeling in prayer, she warded away the mercenary soldiers of Emperor Frederick II from the gates of her convent in 1244 (in the lower left background of this plaque). St. Clare founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women following the Franciscan way. St. Clare wrote their Rule of Life. This is the first monastic rule known to ever have been written by a woman. Following her death, her order was renamed in her honor as the Order of Saint Clare, referred to today commonly as the Poor Clares. This plaque is a most suitable gift for a birthday, name day, confirmation or first communion.