Saint Clare by Domingo Orta


Wood carving by Domingo Orta, member of one of the most recognized families of carvers in Puerto Rico. 7 x 3 x 2 inches.

Clare of Assisi is an italian saint and one of the first followers of Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition, and wrote their Rule of Life, the first set of monastic guidelines known to have been written by a woman. She is the patron saint of clairvoyants, goldsmiths and good weather.