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Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals is painted as a stain glass design pattern. A neighborhood racoon visited my studio one day and I decided since St. Francis had lived outdide among the animals, I would include this curious visitor. The San Damiano Crucifix of St. Francis is on the left side of the painting which measures 36" x 24" and is in oil on wood. Prayer cards from the artist, Sue Pieri, are available with the following Peace Prayer of St. Francis on the back: 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; and where there is sadness, joy. 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; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.


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James Carney 16 May 2010

Very nice Susan, a statue of St. Francis watches over all of natures critters that gather in my back yard.

Emily Reed 16 May 2010

He is one of my favorite saints, and I have a statue of him in my cat cemetary surrounded by cat statues. Raggedy and Misty are buried there. Thank you for this beautiful portrait.