Oak framed image of Saint Francis of Assisi is approximately 5 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Image is printed on a durable metal plate that does not require a glass cover. Removable plaque rests in a high quality wood desk stand for display. Plaque and stand are “Mater Dei Imports Originals” custom made in our Mater Dei Imports wood shop in the USA.
Image is a copy of an icon written by Cecilia Lawrence (Theophilia).
Saint Francis (1881-1226) was a wealthy young man of privilege, a soldier and prisoner of war. He became poor but did not try to abolish poverty; he tried to make it holy. He designed the first Nativity and was the first man ever recorded to receive the Stigmata, the wounds of Christ. He had the experience of hearing Jesus speak from the crucifix: Francis, rebuild my Church which is falling to ruin. This resulted in his trying to physically rebuild crumbling churches, but also renewing the Church as well as the religious orders of his time. He is patron of ecologists, merchants, pets and peace. His feast day is October 4.