North Curved Arm
Born - 16 July 1194
Died - 11 August 1253
- 11 August
Canonized - 26 September 1255
by Pope Alexander IV
The fluctuating hem of her dress can be attributed to Morelli.
created - c.1667-1668
The statue is one of the group of sixteen
erected between July and December 1668.
- 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).
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
Clare, 9. Ursula, 8. Agatha,
7. Elizabeth, 6. Albert
10. Clare, 9. Ursula, 8. Agatha,
7. Elizabeth, 6. Albert,
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
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