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Saint Francis of Assisi – 3 Sizes – St. Franciscus Seraphicus – based on a Vintage Holy Card – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

Saint Francis of Assisi – 3 Sizes – St. Franciscus Seraphicus – based on a Vintage Holy Card – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

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St. Francis of Assisi
Victorian Holy Card - Anonymous Artist

We love the woodsy Francis in this 19th Century Holy Card, with the touches of his beloved Nature worked in with the iconography. Saint Francis is one of everyone's favorites. He saw God's Hand in every detail of this world's beauty and order. Francis had such a consuming love for Christ, he was given the Stigmata, a replication of the wounds of Jesus. They are shown stylized on this picture as planks of wood coming from his hands, feet, and chest.

The story of that stigmata is, shortly after the Feast of the Holy Cross, when Francis had prayed he would receive the same marks on his body and the same love in his heart that Jesus had had at the Cross, a Holy Seraph Angel appeared to him, one of the angels who burn with Divine Love. He held the Crucifix which gave Francis the sacred stigmata, which is why Francis is sometimes call the Seraphic Saint, or in the Latin on this card, Seraphicus. (source: Fr. Murray Bodo, OFM, via

The artist of this holy card is anonymous, but the publisher was The Society of St. Augustine, a company which published Catholic books and holy cards in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. They operated out of Bruges, Belgium, and Paris, France. We have several of their works in our collection.

There is a white border around the image. About 0.5" for 5x7" and 1.3"for 8.5x11", so the image is smaller than the paper!!!

- Acid-free fine art paper.
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

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Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - Classic Catholic Art.
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