Relic of St. Clare of Assisi
Clare of Assisi (sometimes spelled Clair, Claire, etc.) (July 16, 1194 – August 11, 1253), one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition. Following her death, the order she founded was renamed in her honor as the Order of Saint Clare, commonly referred today as the Poor Clares.
The relic is traversing different areas in the country and stayed in various dioceses. Recently, the vestige of St. Clare visited the Diocese of Antique and a mass was held at Saint Joseph Cathedral, located at the capital town of the province, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique. The mass was attended by a multitude of devotees coming from the different towns of the province. The relic then transferred to St. Peter Seminary in San Pedro, San Jose before leaving back to Iloilo City.