This Saint Francis cloisonné enamel on polished bronze plaque celebrates Francis’ rapport with animals, love of nature and gentleness. Because of the broad appeal of St. Francis, his views on nature and poverty, and his inspiration to Pope Francis, this plaque is a distinctive gift for nearly any occasion. This cloisonné enamel on polished bronze plaque is a wonderful religious gift of heirloom quality.
A Cloisonné Enamel on Bronze Plaque
This cloisonné enamel on bronze plaque is 2.08 inches high x 1.57 inches wide. It hangs easily on any wall or can be displayed on a clear stand. Conceived and handcrafted in Germany by a master bronzesmith, this solid bronze and enamel plaque in cloisonné is a truly unique religious gift.
Patron Saint of the Whole World
On this plaque, Saint Francis — bearing the five holy wounds of Christ’s passion – (the stigmata) — 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 the Archdiocese of Denver, the state of Colorado, the City of San Francisco and many other causes!) The fact that Pope Francis has taken St. Francis of Assisi as his namesake seems to indicate that he is embarking on a program of radical reform of the Church. This calls to mind Christ’s mystical commission to Francis from the crucifix of San Damiano in 1204 to “rebuild my church.” This exquisite plaque is indeed a gift for every occasion and event.