The 3rd class relic secured on this Saint Francis Holy Card is a piece of cloth that has been touched to one of Saint Francis' relics of a higher class. We are not actually selling the relic, we are selling you the laminated prayer card with the relic secured to it by wax. This the same holy card with a relic that you would find for purchase at sacred places such as his church or the Vatican.
This holy card or prayer card features Saint Francis of Assisi. Also secured on a small part of the card is a third class relic of Saint Francis. It is a piece of cloth that has been touched to his direct relics. On the back is the classic prayer of Saint Francis:
Saint Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument
of Your peace. Where there is hatred,
let me so love; where there is injury,
pardon; where there is doubt, faith;
where there is darkness, light;
and 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 giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that
we are born to eternal life.
The card measures 3-1/2 inches by 2-1/4 inches.