St. Clare of Assisi (1194-1253) is a Roman Catholic Saint who lived in Italy. She was one of the first followers of St. Francis of Assisi and the Foundress of the Poor Clares, a contemplative order of Nuns. Her feast is celebrated on August 11th. She is the Patron of Sore Eyes and Television. St. Clare is often depicted with a monstrance or pyx in her hand, in commemoration of the time when she warded away the soldiers of Frederick II at the gates of her convent by displaying the Blessed Sacrament and kneeling in prayer.
Blessed Saint Clare, whose very name means light, illumine the darkness of our minds and hearts so that we might see what God wishes us to do and perform it with a willing and joyful heart. Before your birth, a Heavenly voice foretold that you would be a light illuminating the world. Be a light to us in the sorrows and anxieties of this earthy life, and lead us into the eternal light of our home in Heaven. Amen.