ST FRANCIS/ST ANTHONY
Vintage Europe - 1"
This beautifully designed medal is of St Francis (profile) and St Anthony (holding the Child Jesus).
St. Francis of Assisi (born 1181-1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He is the patron saint of animals and the environment. He preached that nature was created beautifully and perfectly by God and it is our duty to protect and preserve it. He is one of the most beloved and well known saints.
St. Anthony is known for his eloquent and compelling preaching. He is also known as the Founder of Lost Things (and Lost Souls or those who have fallen from the Church). Prayer: St. Anthony, please look around; something is lost and must be found.”
Prayer of St. Francis:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.