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Handmade St. Francis Statue

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Product Description

  • Patron of Animals
  • Handmade in the U.S.A.

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Among the stories associating Francis (1181--1226) with animals are the one about him giving a sermon to a group of rowdy birds and another about him taming the wolf of Gubbio, a creature who had attacked and killed a number of villagers before Francis spoke to him and took him on as a kind of disciple–after that the wolf never again harmed another living thing and peacefully followed Francis like a tame dog. The saint's rapport with nature, however, was hard won: Francis lived a rigorous ascetic life of long fasts, absolute poverty, and abandonment of attachment to all desires and material things. Through extremely strict discipline and self-denial Francis attained the mystical paradox of destroying the attachment to the self in order to be absolutely open to the world: the world of nature.

This one of a kind piece is hand carved by American artist Hank Schlau and hand painted by his wife Karen Schlau. Made of durable material that can be displayed both indoors and outdoors. 

Dimension & Specifications

  • 6 x 2 x 1 inches
  • Hand Painted Cast Stone
  • Boxed Item
  • Comes with history card

 


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