Patron Saint Of Television

Catholics have a Saint for just about everything!  St. Clare, whose feast we celebrate today is the Patron St. of Television. In 1958 Pope Pius XII was trying to come up with a St. for television:

“She was given this title by Pope Pius XII on Feb. 14, 1958. On Christmas night, 1252, the nun received the grace of seeing from her cell the Church’s celebration of Christ’s birth.” (article from Zenit) H/T Deacon Greg

Television certainly needs a Saint, Lord have mercy!

You Can read about her here:

The preserved body of St. Clare (1194-1253), displayed in the crypt of the Basilica di Santa Chiara in Assisi.

An excerpt from one of her letters from today’s office of reading:

“Happy indeed is she who is granted a place at the divine banquet, for she may cling with her inmost heart to him whose beauty eternally awes the blessed hosts of heaven; to him whose love inspires love, whose contemplation refreshes, whose generosity satisfies, whose gentleness delights, whose memory shines sweetly as the dawn; to him whose fragrance revives the dead, and whose glorious vision will bless all the citizens of that heavenly Jerusalem.  For his is the splendor of eternal glory, the brightness of eternal light, and the mirror without cloud.” Read it all Here.”

Finally, Here is a video on St. Clare and the history of the Poor Clare Nuns in Ireland.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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