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St. Francis of Assisi statue 24cm / 9.45 in

The patron Saint of Ecology, animals and environment

St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals and environment

could be viewed as the original Earth Day advocate. Francis' devotion to God was expressed through his love for all of God's creation. St. Francis cared for the poor and sick, he preached sermons to animals, and praised all creatures as brothers and sisters under God.

His dedication to poverty, humility, obedience, patience, and compassion soon attracted followers. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor nowdays known as the Franciscans, the womens Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history.

Francis' deep love of God overflowed into love for all God's creatures expressed not only in his tender care of lepers and his unsuccessful attempt to negotiate peace between Muslims and Christians during the fifth Crusade, but also in his prayers of thanksgiving for creation, his sermons preached to animals, and his insistence that all creatures are brothers and sisters under God.

In 1224, Francis became the first saint in history to receive the stigmata the wounds of Christ crucified. On October 4, 1226, Francis died in the town of Assisi and was quickly canonized by Pope Gregory IX. Today, over 3 million people a year make a pilgrimage to the tomb of St. Francis, revealing him to be one of the most popular and beloved saints of all time. 

Model height 24 cm / 9.44 in 

Made in Bethlehem - Bethlehem Olive Wood carvings
  • Model: 161312

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Weight Dimensions
0.70 kg
Height 24.00 cm