Saint Francis of Assisi Pet medals and Charms BLESS AND PROTECT MY PET
Our St Francis Assisi tags feature the image of St. Francis, patron saint of animals
or St. Francis and St. Anthony the Patron Saint of Lost Pets.
Finishes Bronze, Silver, Antique Silver, Gold, Antique Gold, Rose, Copper, Silver Oxidized imported from Italy.
Bulk prices available for Churches. The Blessing of the animals Saint Francis Feast day October 4th
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Each October 4, Catholics the world over celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis was born in 1181 or 1182 at Assisi in Umbria, Italy. During his short life, a serious illness caused him to rethink his carefree lifestyle and he began to live the bible literally, following, to the letter, the life Jesus had led.
He preached the Good News to others, immersed himself in prayer and gave up every material possession he had. He also founded the Franciscan Order. At the tender age of 44, St. Francis died on October 3, 1226, but not before receiving the stigmata. After he died, legends of his special ability to relate to animals spread. Some spoke of a time he preached the word of God to birds as they listened attentively. Others spoke of the pact he made with a viscous wolf to stop it from praying upon townspeople and their flocks.
Today, he is the patron saint of Italy, ecology and animals. On or around his October 4th feast day, many, including the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, commemorate him by having a blessing of pets. On Saturday, October 3, 2009, the sisters hosted their first annual pet blessing on the lawn of their convent in front of the St. Francis Grotto.