St Francis of Assisi Medal

Item Number: SS47/24 |
St. Francis Sterling Silver Creed Medal

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$52.95
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Beautifully detailed Creed Co. medal of St Francis holding the crucifix. Comes gift boxed with 24" chain. St Francis had a good education when he was young, but he also had a somewhat misspent youth. Street brawler and some-time soldier. Captured during a conflict between Assisi and Perugia, he spent over a year as a prisoner of war. During this time he had a conversion experience, including a reported message from Christ calling him to leave this worldly life. Upon release, Francis began taking his religion seriously.
He took the Gospels as the rule of his life. He isinherdressed in rough clothes, begged for his sustenance, and preached purity and peace. Francis formally renounced his wealth and inheritance. He visited hospitals, served the sick, preached in the streets, and took all men and women as siblings. He began to attract followers in 1209, and with papal blessing, founded the Franciscans based on a simple statment by Jesus: "Leave all and follow me."He composed songs and hymns to God and nature. Lived with animals, worked with his hands, cared for lepers, cleaned churches, and sent food to thieves.
While in meditation on Mount Alvernia in the Apennines in September 1224, Francis received the stigmata, which periodically bled during the remaining two years of his life.
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