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St. Clare the patron saint of television

St. Clare the patron saint of television

St. Clare was born on July 16, 1194, in Assisi, Italy. 

At age 18, her parents wished her to marry a wealthy young man.  Clare refused and joined St. Francis in religious life. 

Her sister Agnes and others soon joined Clare at the Church of San Damiano. They formed what would become known as the “Order of Poor Ladies.”  The order concentrated on manual labor and prayer. 

When sick and immobile, Clare saw and heard Mass on the wall of her dorm.  For that, she was named the patron saint of television by Pope Pius XII in 1958.