The Icon of Saint Francis from Assisi


The Icon of Saint Francis from Assisi

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Facsimile on canvas | Beaten Metal | Wooden frame | Format 27 x 35 x 5 cm (W/H/D)

The Icon of Saint Francis from Assisi

On May 28th 2014, the Pope Francis received an icon of his name patron on the Peter Square in Rome. This original now belongs to the Vatican treasures.

The Holy Francis lived in the 12th century and devoted his life to God at the age of twenty, although he had to become a soldier. During a mass in the church of San Damiano in 1208 Francis heard the voice coming from the cross. The voice sounded like the words from the Gospel of Mathew and told him to renounce all possessions to go into the world and do good. The one who overcame death, said in prayer to Francis: "Repara domum meum - Repair my home!" This is the central scene in the icon. Francis raises his stigmatized hands in prayer to heaven. Following the style of a fresco in Subiaco, which comes from the life of saints comes, he is depicted with the noded the cord.
According to the legend the saint told the sermons to the animals of the forest. For him, they were considered as God's creation even to a man: "All the creatures of the Earth feel like we do, all creatures of the Earth love, suffer and die like we do, so they are like us the work of the Almighty Creator. "So he tamed a wolf. This event is also shown on the icon. Inscriptions, made in the tradition of Byzantine icons give the name to the icon: "Saint Francis from Assisi".

Facsimile in a complex process layer by layer applied on canvas in sitoprint on canvas. Supreme craftsmanship and experience are necessary in order to support fasting details on the canvas. The background, which symbolizes the heavenly light, is made from metal. The facsimile is framed with a wooden frame in a matching color. Format 27 x 35 x 5 cm (W / H / D).
5 euros from the purchase price of this icon are donated to support the association "Aktion Deutschland Hilft". Pope Francis accompanied everyone who contributed to this fund, with his apostolic blessing!

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