Saint Francis of Assisi is known for his love of the world and all of God's creatures. His love of animals in particular is legendary.
In honor of this love of animals (which we particularly share), we are offering this St Francis Ex Voto Wallet and Medal set.
The lovely ex voto of the beloved saint celebrates his glory. There are two little birds at his feet with his hands raised to the heavens. The ex voto (much like a milagro) has been slipped into a vinyl wallet along with the 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
It is in giving -- that we receive
It is in pardoning -- that we are pardoned
It is in dying -- that we are born
to eternal life
It is a nice keepsake as it is, or you might choose to use the ex voto (devotion) in your artwork or as a milagro on your wall or in a retablo or nicho.
The little wallet is vinyl with two sleeves - one on the left for the ex voto; the other on the right for the printed prayer. You can fold it closed if you like for your pocket, purse, briefcase, etc.
When closed the wallet measures a little over 2-1/2 inches tall by about 2 inches wide.
In addition to the wallet, this set includes a St Francis of Assisi medal with a portion of his prayer on the back of the medal. The medal measures 1-1/8 inch high including the loop by 3/4 inch wide.
You can add a 36 inch silvery metal (not sterling silver) ball chain necklace is available to go with this elegant set.