Saint Francis of Assisi Wooden Icon
This holy man of the people lived by a strict code of self-denial. Born into a wealthy family, St. Francis eschewed all possessions and trappings of wealth, including his father’s lucrative business. He was a fierce advocate of the poor, a lover of nature and a friend to animals. As he states in his now well-known prayer, “He Sought to Understand, Rather than to be Understood”. What an amazing concept that someone would dare to actually listen and listen intently –before talking—because as he says “By Self-Forgetting, We Find”. Add this prayer card to your wallet, altar, or special place of prayer and meditation as a reminder and tribute to Saint Francis of Assisi.