Oil Dedicated to St Clare 2 (Patron for Bicycle Messengers)
St Clare 2 (Patron for Bicycle Messengers) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Clare of Assisi was a follower of St. Francis of Assisi and the foundress of the Poor Clares, a religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition. She is known for her devotion to poverty, humility, and love for God, and is often symbolically associated with a lamp or a monstrance, symbolizing her commitment to the Eucharist. She is officially the patron saint of eye disease, goldsmiths, laundry, embroiderers, gilders, good weather, needle workers, telephones, and television.
Saint Clare of Assisi, born Chiara Offreduccio, traditionally known as the patron saint of television and telegraph – essentially communications, due to an event later in her life. While she too ill to attend mass, it said that the images and sounds of the service miraculously projected onto the wall of her room, hence she associated with “distance vision” or “tele-vision”.
Patron saints typically designated by the Catholic Church to be guardians over specific areas of life, occupations, countries, or individuals, based on some aspect of their life or the miracles attributed to them after death.
St. Clare of Assisi, for instance, known as the patron saint of television and eye disease. This is due to a miracle that occurred at the end of her life when she was too ill to attend Mass and was reportedly able to see and hear it on the wall of her room.