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San Francisco de Asis Retablo 1

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San Francisco de Asis Retablo Patron of Animals, Children, Kindness and Ecology 1181-1226 AD.

Son of a wealthy cloth merchant, he renounced his family fortune, threw off his clothes and started the Franciscan Order. He laid down strict rules of poverty, humility and discipline. In 1224, while praying he received the stigmata. San Francisco's Prayer: "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love, where there is doubt, faith, where there is despair, hope, where there is darkness, light, and where there is sadness, joy. O divine master, 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 into eternal life."

Handpainted with a prayer and/or information about the saint on the back.

Retablos are devotional images of Christian saints painted by santeros, or "saint makers." Retablos in New Mexico were created and popularized in the 1800s, and traditional practices are still used by artisans there today. The artist of this retablo, Lynn Garlick, has been creating retablos in New Mexico since 1993.

Pocket - 1 1/2" x 3"// Small - 3 1/2" x 7"