Saint Francis of Assisi

Feast Day: October 4
Patron Saint of: Animals, archaeologists, ecology, Italy, merchants, messengers, metal workers

Born into a noble family, Francis had every intention of living forever in luxury until he began receiving visions from God. The most famous vision occurred when Jesus spoke to him through the San Damiano cross at an abandoned church and said, “Go out and build up my house, for it is nearly falling down.” Francis renounced all worldly goods and literally began rebuilding the abandoned church, as well as serving the poor and leading a community of brothers and sisters in the Franciscan way. St. Francis of Assisi is known for his radical vows of poverty and his love for the poor.

Saint Francis Prayer

Print out the Make me a channel of your piece Saint Francis prayer. Hang on the wall in a prayer space or tuck into your prayer journal.

You can purchase the San Damiano cross as well.

Download the Saint Francis Prayer

Bird Seed Ornaments

Find bird seed that is good for the birds in your area
Cross Cookie Cutter

Tau Cross

Download the template to print and help create the tau cross shape with your terra cotta clay.

Download the tau cross template

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