4.5" x 6.0" Greeting Card
Front Watercolor Image: St. Francis of Assisi
Beloved by many throughout the centuries, St. Francis of Assisi indelibly marked the medieval world with his holiness, his charm, and radical embrace of poverty. After kissing the hand of a leper, this son of a merchant would then relinquish all his worldliness to live as complete beggar of God. Soon, men and women would follow in pursuit of this alluring figure, forming a new order of mendicants, the Franciscans. Renowned for his extraordinary communion with people as well as nature, he would nonetheless have such a union with the Lord as to share the same wounds of Christ on his own body, the stigmata. St. Francis intercedes especially for stowaways, Italy, ecology, and animals.