Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Saint Francis of Assisi

Made of resin and hand coated in antique finish

Finish: hand painted

Dimensions: 71" (180cm) High

Weight: 88 lbs (40 kg)

Item No. IT081

$10,399.00


Saint Francis of Assisi
Move your mouse over image

Details

Saint Francis of Assisi (Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone; 1181/1182 - October 3, 1226) was a Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the Franciscan Order, the woman's Order of St. Clare, and the lay Third Order of Saint Francis. St. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in Roman Catholic history. Francis was the son of a wealthy cloth merchant in Assisi, and he lived the high-spirited life typical of a wealthy young man, even fighting as a soldier for Assisi. While going off to war in 1204, Francis had a vision that directed him back to Assisi, where he lost his taste for his worldly life. On a pilgrimage to Rome, Francis begged with the beggars at St. Peter's. The experience moved him to live in poverty. Francis returned home, began preaching on the streets, and soon amassed a following. His order was endorsed by the Pope in 1210. He then founded the Order of Poor Ladies, which was an order for old women, as well as the Third Order of Brothers and Sisters of Penance. In 1219 he went to Egypt, where crusaders were besieging Damietta. Francis achieved personal rapprochement with the Muslim sultan. By this point, the Franciscan Order had grown to such an extent that its primitive organizational structure was no longer sufficient. He returned to Italy to organize the order. Once his organization was endorsed by the Pope, he withdrew increasingly from external affairs. In 1223, Francis apparently arranged for the first Christmas manger scene. In 1224, he received the stigmata, making him the first saint known to bear the wounds of Christ's Passion. He died in 1226 while singing Psalm 141. On July 16, 1228, he was pronounced a saint by Pope Gregory IX. He is known as the patron saint of animals, the environment and one of the two patrons of Italy (with Catherine of Siena), and it is customary for and Roman Catholic and Anglican churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day of 4 October. It has been argued that no one in history was as dedicated as Francis to imitate the life, and carry out the work, of Christ in Christ's own way.

Payment

PayPal, VISA, MC, AmEx, Google Checkout, checks, bank transfers accepted

Shipping

Please allow 30 days for delivery. We ship worldwide. Shipping to US and Canada is free $0. Please contact us to obtain shipping cost quote if you are not ordering from US/Canada.

Return Policy

Item is returnable within 7 days for money back guarantee (minus 20% restocking fee) provided it is returned undamaged in original condition and packaging

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: Saint Francis of Assisi

test1test3

Custom magento captcha module from Outsource Online

 

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Byznatine Icon with mulptiple figures

Byznatine Icon with mulptiple figures

Dimensions: Available in sizes from 32"x24" to 53"x35"
$1,799.00
St. Joseph and Child Statue 55"

St. Joseph and Child Statue 55"

Dimensions: 24"W x 24 x 55"H (61 cm x 61 cm x 140 cm)
$1,099.00
"Patriarch (2) from the gates of Paradise" by Lorenzo Ghiberti

"Patriarch (2) from the gates of Paradise" by Lorenzo Ghiberti

Dimensions: 61" x 17.3" x 2.8" (155 cm x 44 cm x 7 cm)
$499.00
Elijah Nourished by an Angel plaque

Elijah Nourished by an Angel plaque

Dimensions: W: 19.75" H: 19.75" D: 4" (50cm x 50cm x 10cm)
$409.00