Original Karl Demetz
Saint Claire Figurine Models protected by Law. Imitations legally prosecuted.
This is a very beautiful statue of Saint Claire carved in selected Maple wood and hand painted in permanent water colors. The realism of this figurine is truly stunning. The sculpture shows all classical features with complete follow through in detail.
This wood carved Saint Claire Figurine is available in different sizes and various coloring schemes, please contact us at email@example.com for more information
Feastday: August 11th
Patroness of sore eyes and the blind
Represented with the cowl of the Order of Saint Clare and the monstrance.
St Claire was born in 1194 into a noble and rich family. She was the foundress of the order of nuns called "Poor Clares." Saint Claire desired to imitate St Francis of Assisi, so one evening she ran away from home in hopes to meet St. Frances. When she found her, St Francis cut off her hair and gave her a cowl to wear. She then brought her into a convent in Batia Umbra.
Then, together with some friends, she moved into a little convent near to San Damiano arranged by St. Francis. Her parents tried to make her return home, but all efforts were in vain. St. Claire became abbess of the small community in 1215. St. Claire and her nuns lived in a poor house, ate no meat, wore no shoes and kept silent most of the time. When an army of rough soldiers came to attack Assisi and raided the convent, St. Claire exhibited the ostensory and as the enemies saw it they fled as fast as they could.