Patron Saint Retablo Plaque - San Francisco

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Patron Saint Retablo Plaque - San Francisco

About the 'San Francisco' Retablo Plaque

Long a popular folk art form in colonial Spanish and Mexican culture, retablos are devotional paintings depicting divine icons and symbols, particularly Catholic patron saints. Chosen as representations and guardians of particular occupations and life situations, patron saints are often turned to in times of need or to express gratitude for a blessing. Displayed in homes to honor the saint or given as gifts of fortune and inspiration, retablos reflect a beloved historical tradition and cultural artistry.

Made by hand in New Mexico, this retablo plaque honors San Francisco. An original design by the artist, her art print is decoupaged upon hand-carved pine wood in traditional form. The reverse side includes a hole for hanging and a story of the saint's life.

San Francisco de Asis (Saint Francis of Assisi) was the son of a wealthy cloth merchant who became so moved by the suffering of the poor that he renounced his family fortune and excess. Francisco gave away all he had and lived in poverty. He started the Franciscan order and the Poor Clares, applying his rules of poverty, humility, and discipline. Francisco believed nature itself was a mirror of God and that it was the duty of men to protect and enjoy nature as its steward. Remembered for his compassion for all man and creature, Saint Francis is recognized as the patron saint of kindness, animals, ecology, and the environment.

Order 2 or more retablos and receive 15% off each - use coupon code 15retablos in your shopping cart!

~ Handmade in the USA ~

size: 3.5" wide x 7.25" high x 0.75" thick
weight: 5 oz.
materials: wood
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