Original Karl Demetz
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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.
Saint Claire is usually depicted with a monstrance.
Feastday: August 11th
Symbols: Cowl, Monstrance
Patron Saint of sore eyes and the blind.
St. Claire, foundress of the order of nuns called "Poor Clares", was born in 1194 into the rich and noble family Offreducci. St. Claire had the desire to imitate St. Francis of Assisi, so one evening she ran away from home to meet St. Francis in a little chapel outside Assisi. St. Francis cut off her hair, gave her a cowl to wear and brought her in a convent in Bastia 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.