A Franciscan Thank You

A Franciscan Thank You

Thank You

 Thanks for all you do
to make our work possible.


T = Tau cross: A simple cross based on the Greek T.  Francis used the Tau cross in his writings.

H = Two friars: A friar is a member of the Franciscan Order of men.  Friar is a word meaning brother.

A = Stigmata: Marks corresponding to those left on Jesus’ body by the Crucifixion, said to have been impressed by divine favor on the bodies of St. Francis of Assisi and other.

N = Wolf of Gubbio: Francis was moved by their plight and wanted to do what he could to help the people of Gubbio.  St. Francis was able to tame the fierce wolf of Gubbio.

K = Bird: Francis had much love for animals with special fondness for birds.  St. Francis preached to the birds.

Y = Bible: Intimacy with God through prayer was the foremost priority for Francis.

O = Tonsure: the practice of cutting or shaving some or all of the hair on the scalp, as a sign of religious devotion or humility.

U = Rope-like cord: The belt of the poor, which Francis adopted.  The three knots symbolize the three vows: poverty, chastity, and obedience.

May your New Year be filled with Peace and Joy.

 Vicki Shuck website

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