Chaplet of St. Francis of Assisi
Promoter of peace, poverty and simplicity.
Patron Saint of animals, catholic action, ecology, Italy and merchants.
St. Francis of Assisi was born to a wealthy Italian family in 1182. After a carefree youth he renounced the wealth of his family and answered God’s call to rebuild his Church—through personal transformation and inviting others to do the same by his example. St. Francis experienced the divine presence within him as he felt connected with all creation in a joyful communion of life. He founded three orders — the Order of Friars Minor, the second Order of the Poor Clares and the Tertiaries or Third Order of Saint Francis (Lay Order). All of the orders practice penance. He loved the Passion of Jesus so much that he received the wounds of Christ known as the Stigmata on his own body on the feast of the Holy Cross in 1224. St. Francis wrote the “The Canticle of the Sun.”
The Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi is October 4.
I have prepared and posted a synopsis of “The Life of St. Francis of Assisi” by Paul Sabatier that provides some additional details of the life of St. Francis of Assisi.
I have also prepared and posted a synopsis of “Praying with Francis of Assisi by Joseph M. Stoutzenberger and John D. Bohrer that provides additional details on the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi.
I offer two versions of the Chaplet of St. Francis of Assisi in various colour combinations. Each chaplet comes with a prayer page and a plastic storage bag. Sample images and prices are shown below.
Chaplet of St. Francis of Assisi – $18
The Chaplet of St. Francis of Assisi consists of 18 beads ending with a beaded tassel.
Chaplet of St. Francis of Assisi – Felted – $22
The Chaplet of St. Francis of Assisi Felted consists of 18 beads ending with a felted cross or felted tag.