Clare, virgin – August 11th
St Clare (d. 1253, Assisi, Italy) (Relics: Assisi, Italy)
First Class Relics
Basilica di Santa Chiara
(Basilica of Saint Clare)
Piazza Santa Chiara
06081 Assisi, Italy
*The remains of St Clare are enshrined within the crypt of this church.
*Also within the large chapel on the right side of this church is the San Damiano Crucifix that spoke to St Francis of Assisi. (This is the chapel where Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer are prayed.)
Churches of Honor in Rome
Santa Chiara (Saint Clare)
Piazza S. Chiara 42
*This church is near the Pantheon. It is dedicated to St Clare.
*Presently this church serves as the chapel for the seminarians at the French College.
San Lorenzo in Panisperna (Saint Lawrence in Panisperna)
Via Panisperna 90
*This church is west of the Basilica of St Mary Major. It is often closed during the week. However, it is always open for the faithful during Sunday liturgies.
*The first chapel on the right side of the nave is dedicated to St Clare.
*This church also rests over the spot of St Lawrence’s martyrdom. A chapel built under the porch marks where it occurred. Within this chapel is the oven that was used to roast St Lawrence alive.
Sant’Antonio da Padova (Saint Anthony of Padua)
Via Merulana 124
*This church is near the Basilica of St John Lateran.
*The second chapel on the left side of the nave is dedicated to St Clare.