Yep, this is no joke. Here’s the news article that explains the whole thing.
Apparently St. Clare (who lived during the 1200’s, just a few short years before the invention of the television . . . eh, hm), is the patron saint of the boob tube. And
And for those who refuse to accept the Bible’s declaration that Jesus Christ is the only mediator between men and God, there’s even a prayer to Saint Clare.
So what’s the difference between St. Clare and the other Catholic farces like prayer pills and the St. Joseph statue? This farce was actually given legitimization by Pope Pious XII on Valentine’s Day 1958 when he declared Clare the patron saint of television.
The traditions of men are truly stranger than fiction.