Born in Assisi, Italy in 1181, Saint Francis was the founder of the Franciscan Order. Although he was never ordained as a Catholic priest, Saint Francis is one of the most honored of our saints.
The son of a wealthy fabric merchant, he lived a well-appointed life style. In 1204, while going off to war, he had a vision which directed him back to his birthplace and upon returning to Assisi, found that he had lost all interest in material things and the life he had been accustomed to living. While on a pilgrimage to Rome, he begged with the beggars of Saint Peter’s. This experience inspired him to turn to living a life of poverty. He returned home, began preaching in the streets, and soon established a great following. This began the Franciscan Order. In 1210, his order was endorsed by Pope Innocent III. He later founded the Order of the Poor Clares and the Third Order of brothers and Sisters of Penance.
Saint Francis was the first recorded person to have received the Stigmata. He died in 1226 while preaching Psalm 141.
Saint Francis is the Patron of animals and the environment.
There is so much to tell about Saint Francis; his work and his life. If you are interested in reading about him, we recommend The Little Flowers of Saint Francis which can be found in the EWTN Library:
The main color in this rosary is brown. We chose the color to symbolize both the robe worn by Saint Francis, and the earth for which he had great respect. Mottled brown cubes are the Ave beads. Yellow cats eye spaces the Aves and leads us to the brilliant yellow silver foil lamp work Paters. These were chosen to represent the light of the sun and the moon to which Saint Francis referred as brother Sun, Sister Moon. A Saint Francis pictorial center and San Damiano crucifix complete this limited edition rosary which measures 21”.
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Saint Francis of Assisi
Canticle of Brother Sun Sister Moon
Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord,
All praise is Yours, all glory, all honour and all blessings.
To you alone, Most High, do they belong,
and no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name.
Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures,
especially Sir Brother Sun,
Who is the day through whom You give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour,
Of You Most High, he bears the likeness.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars,
In the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air,
And fair and stormy, all weather's moods,
by which You cherish all that You have made.
Praised be You my Lord through Sister Water,
So useful, humble, precious and pure.
Praised be You my Lord through Brother Fire,
through whom You light the night
and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.
Praised be You my Lord through our Sister,
who sustains and governs us,
producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.
Praise be You my Lord through those who grant pardon
for love of You and bear sickness and trial.
Blessed are those who endure in peace,
By You Most High, they will be crowned.
Praised be You, my Lord through Sister Death,
from whom no-one living can escape.
Woe to those who die in mortal sin!
Blessed are they She finds doing Your Will.
No second death can do them harm.
Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks,
And serve Him with great humility.