- Handcrafted Dolomite Stone and Resin Statue
- 11 inches
- Handcrafted by the Sisters of the Community of Bethlehem, France
- Made in France
This Saint Francis of Assisi Statue with Red Robe is a customer favorite. What did St. Francis stand for and what was the vision for his life and for the lives of his Franciscan brothers? He embraced poverty and simplicity. This simply clad statue from France beautifully depicts St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as the patron saint of animals and the environment. This statue of Saint Francis stands 11 inches high and is made of dolomite stone and resin. It is a wonderful gift for first communion, confirmation, birthday, wedding, ordination and the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4th.
A Dolomite Statue of Saint Francis of Assisi – A True Labor of Love, Faith, and Hope
The cloistered nuns labored on this statue by hand in the atelier of their monastery in Western Europe. Each nun prayerfully fulfills a specific designated task to finishing each statue. Where, how, and by whom every statue is made ensures that the Saint Francis of Assisi with Red Robe statue is ”culturally authentic”. This statue is true labor of love, hope and faith! It is a worthy and reverent depiction of the world’s most favorite saint, the ideal gift for that special “Francis” in your life!
The Patron Saint of the World and Pope Francis
In his depiction on this statue, Francis bears the wounds of the stigmata (the five holy wounds of Christ’s Passion) while the birds of the air flock to him. Francis encountered God in all of God’s creation and is for this reason now honored as the patron saint of animals, ecology and the environment (as well as the state of Colorado, the Archdiocese of Denver, the city of San Francisco and innumerable other causes). The fact that Cardinal Bergoglio has taken the name “Francis” as his papal name seems to augur his intent to carry out a program of radical reform of the Church. For Christ spoke from the crucifix of San Damiano in 1204 to Saint Francis in a mystical vision and commanded him to “rebuild my church.”