SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI
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.
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.
A St. Francis necklace is a very thoughtful gift for anyone who has just lost a pet or a loved one to whom you wish to bless with his beautiful prayer.