goldsmelter's cataract love

goldsmelter's cataract

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  • Good weather? So she wasn't the patron saint of Dish TV then, right? Just the cable?

    Sorry, one (sort of) more: When did she live -- and how was the mass, um, displayed on the wall of her cell -- and why was she in a cell?

    One more (for real): HOW can you be the patron saint of eyes AND diseases of the eye??

    July 10, 2008

  • And here's something to remember her by.

    Poor Clare.

    July 10, 2008

  • Goldsmiths and other metal workers were at greater risk of developing cataracts because they used to stare at the bright molten metal.

    A tangential note: St Clare (of Assisi) is the patron saint of needle-workers, embroiderers, eyes and eye diseases, goldsmiths, gilders, laundry workers, telegraph, telephone, television writers and good weather. Toward the end of her life, when she was too ill to attend Mass, an image of the service would be displayed on the wall of her cell; because of this, she became the patron saint of television

    July 10, 2008