St. Francis

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"Beagán a rá agus é a rá go maith."
("Say little but say it well."  -Old Gaelic Saying)


Image: The Prayer Foundation logo (with white Celtic cross on a green shield).

Image: "Fresco of St. Francis of Assisi" by Cimabue.

  

 

    

Image: portion of illuminated manuscript page from "The Book of Kells."Image: Portion of a painting of St. Francis of Assisi by Cimabue.

  “Preach the Gospel at all times…if necessary use words.”

-Saint Francis of Assisi

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Image: Franciscan San Damiano Cross.

The San Damiano Cross, (a Byzantine style Icon Cross) is best known because it is beneath it that Saint Francis was asked by Christ to: "Build my Church".  

The original cross painted in the 12th century, measures almost 75 inches high, 47 inches wide, and is almost five inches thick.  It is currently housed in the Basilica of St. Clare of Assisi. ________________