About us


My name is Clare Short and I am a 40 year old Mother of 3. I've been married for 20 years. I am also a secular Carmelite. I began by making one set of vestments for a priest friend, and then suddenly started receiving other orders! My priest friend told me I should start a business.

Today Di Clara offers a whole range of Catholic gifts and vestments. Di Clara's main aim is to help restore beauty and reverence to the Liturgy through beautiful vestments, and also to share the beauty and joy of Catholicism through the products we sell.

My greatest achievement to date has been making vestments for Pope Emeritus Benedict's 90th Birthday, and being invited to present them personally to him!

We hope you enjoy our products, and enjoy giving them to other people as gifts even more!

God Bless,

Clare x