St. Francis Stone Arch Statue

Item #2162
Shipping Wt. 12.00 lbs.
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ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
STONE ARCH STATUE
Indoor or Outdoor


Reproduced from a sculpture in the Washington National Cathedral, this St. Francis statue conveys a message of peace and reminds us of the presence of God in all of creation. St. Francis cradles a dove in his hands while standing in an arch inscribed with "Sister Water, Brother Fire, Sister Moon, Brother Sun, Mother Earth, Brother Air" beneath the words "Good Lord." 14" tall x 5" wide. Display free-standing or use hook on back for hanging.

HAND-CAST STONE. . .

  • Durable concrete ideal for indoor or outdoor display
  • Sturdy metal loop on back for mounting
  • 100% lifetime guarantee
  • Attractive gift box which can be shipped, too
  • Crafted in the USA in the studio of George Carruth

  • Sales support the Washington National Cathedral
    Saint Francis of Assisi

    St. Francis was born in the Italian city of Assisi in 1181 or 1182 to a wealthy merchant family and baptized Giovanni di Pietro Bernardone. He was renamed Francesco by his father. After a wild and carefree youth, he was taken captive during a war between Assisi and the neighboring city of Perugia; he was imprisoned and ill for a year, and his mind began to turn to religion. Upon his ransom and release, he renounced his family's wealth and privilege, and took the Gospel as his rule of life, dressing in rough clothes, begging for his sustenance, and preaching purity and peace. Francis called for simplicity of life; poverty and humility before God. He began to attract followers, even in the materialistic culture of the day, and with papal blessing, founded the Order of Friars Minor or "little brothers" (Franciscans), based on a simple statement by Jesus: "Leave all and follow me." In 1212 Clare of Assisi became his spiritual student, which led to the founding of the Poor Clares. Francis expanded the order's ministry beyond Assisi, making missionary journeys preaching conversion and forgiveness, which he saw as the means of peacemaking. He traveled to Spain, France, Switzerland, Dalmatia, and even to Syria, the Holy Land, and Egypt during the Fifth Crusade. He tried to be a peace-maker between the Christians and Muslims, going so far as to enter the camp of the Sultan, again preaching conversion of heart and forgiveness. He reached out to and revered all created things, preaching to the animals and birds and fish with compassionate love. St. Francis died in 1226. He is known as the patron saint of animals, the environment and Italy.
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    Beautiful Little Statue
    Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 17, 2015  |  By Mark Guilford
    I finally found a St. Francis statue that is powerful yet understated inits beauty and representation. I have a little indoor potted garden and it makes a welcome addition! Quality craftsmanship and sent well packaged by the sculptor so no need to worry about it getting broken! I highly recommend it! :)
    Mark Guilford