This St. Francis of Assisi Plaque beautifully depicts in bronze the patron saint of animals and the environment (1181-1226). This plaque is the ideal gift for pet owners, outdoor enthusiasts, and those concerned about the world’s environmental health and ecological future. A wonderful gift for first communion, confirmation, birthday, and the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4th.
A Solid Bronze Plaque in Three Sizes
Available in three sizes – small (p7k), medium (p5m), and large (p28g), this solid bronze plaque is designed to hang easily on any wall at home or in the office. This plaque – wonderfully designed and forged by a master goldsmith in Germany – is a worthy and reverent depiction of the world’s most favorite saint, the perfect gift for that special “Francis” in your life!
The World’s Patron Saint
In his depiction on this plaque, Francis bears the wounds of the stigmata (the five holy wounds of Christ’s Passion) while he preaches to the birds of the air and the fish of the sea. Francis encountered God in all of God’s creation and is now honored as the patron saint of animals, ecology and the environment (as well as the city of San Francisco, the Archdiocese of Denver, the state of Colorado, and many other causes!) The fact that Pope Francis has taken his name from St. Francis of Assisi would seem to indicate that he is embarking on a program of radical reform of the Church which calls to mind Christ’s mystical commission to Francis from the crucifix of San Damiano in 1204 to “rebuild my church.” This is indeed a gift for every occasion and event.