Wear with devotion, a Saint Francis wax seal necklace … Saint Francis of Assisi Pray For Us ... sterling silver wax seal jewelry.
- description -
St. Francis of Assisi is wearing his humble robe, standing with arms crossed, looking down at an alter on which sits a skull in front of a book behind which is a cross surrounded by the French words ST FRANCOIS D’ASSISI PRIEZ POUR NOUS which translates ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI PRAY FOR US. (too tiny to read)
- symbolism -
Saint Francis of Assisi is the patron saint for ecologists, a title that honored his boundless love for animals and nature.
- approximate measurement - 3/4" by almost 3/4" (20mm x 18mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
Hand crafted from an antique French desk wax seal that dates back to the 18th or 19th century.
Impressed with history!
*St. Francis of Assisi, born in 1181 in Italy, abandoned a life of wealth and luxury ... well dressed, fine food, fine drink and women for a life devoted to Christianity after coming under heavy attack on the battlefield while fighting the war between Assisi and Perugia in 1202. He was captured, wearing his fine new armor, and taken prisoner for nearly a year. It was there that he reportedly heard the voice of God, who commanded him to rebuild the Christian church and live in poverty. His followers became known as the Franciscan friars.
At the age of 44, Francis of Assisi died (October 3rd 1226) and two years later was canonized as a saint.
He is the patron saint for ecologists, a title that honored his boundless love for animals and nature.
He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
~ Saint Francis of Assisi