Location on North Colonnade

10. St. Clare of Assisi
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

Location Area
North Curved Arm


The Square

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Colonnade Saints
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The History

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St. Clare of Assisi
Born - 16 July 1194
Died - 11 August 1253

Feastday - 11 August
Canonized - 26 September 1255
 by Pope Alexander IV

Sculptor - Lazzaro Morelli
The fluctuating hem of her dress can be attributed to Morelli.

Statue created - c.1667-1668
The statue is one of the group of sixteen erected between July and December 1668.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
This statue is closely related to that of St Elizabeth of Portugal (7) and St Catherine of Siena (117).

Clare was one of the first followers of St Francis of Assisi. She is shown dressed in the habit of the Order of Poor Clares, which she founded. The saint holds a monstrance that alludes to a story that her convent was attacked by marauders, and that she put them to flight by showing them the Blessed Sacrament.

11. Olympia and 10. Clare


10. Clare and 9. Ursula

10. Clare, 9. Ursula, 8. Agatha,
7. Elizabeth, 6. Albert

11. Olympia, 10. Clare, 9. Ursula, 8. Agatha,
7. Elizabeth, 6. Albert, 5. Thecla





Roma Sacra - San Pietro in Vaticano, Itineraries 21-22, ©Fabbrica of St. Peter's, July 2001
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli ©1987 by de Luca Editore s.t.l.



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