Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Yesterday (August 11) was the memorial of St. Clare of Assisi, founder of the Poor Clares, companion of St. Francis and patron of television.
Yes, she was declared so in 1958 by Pope Pius XII, and here's why:
On Christmas night she saw the Mass in the Basilica of St Francis although she was more than a mile away, too ill to rise from her bed. So clear was the vision that the next day she could name the friars present at the celebration. For this last miracle she has become the patron of Television.
here's an interesting contemporary painting of St. Clare as patron of television
For some reason, Sts. Gabriel and Martin de Porres are also patrons of television, but I don't know why.