With life-like faces and figures this 10 inch statue of Saint Francis with Animals makes an exciting addition to any indoor or outdoor space. The antiqued bronze finish and intricate detailing give this holy statue the look and feel of a fine heirloom. . St. Francis’ feast day is October 4, and he is the patron saint of animals, merchants, and ecology. Saint Francis was given a directive by God when a crucifix spoke to him saying “Francis, repair My Church”. As time passed, Our Lord revealed to Francis what He truly meant. Francis continuously demonstrated respect for the Church, its people, and God’s creation.