This very special oxidized medal features the beloved Saint Francis of Assisi with his beloved birds. It measures 1 inch high (including the loop) by 5/8 inch wide.
Saint Francis of Assisi was born into privilege. He later forsook all of his worldly treasures when he heard God's calling. Everyone loved Francis, even as a young man. He was much beloved, too, as a priest. He is honored today as one of the most inspirational saints.
Saint Francis sought simplicity in life, ideas and deeds. Francis never wavered in the pursuit of simplicity, even if it made life harder some way.
Pope Gregory IX canonized him only two years after his death. He is recognized by many as the Patron Saint of animals and of ecology - so appropriate because of his boundless love of nature and all living creatures.