Saint Francis of Assisi Statue, Antique Rust 32in/80cm
This kind and stately Christian Monk, holding a baby rabbit and with a bird resting on his shoulder, brings a feeling of loving kindness to every garden.He is tall, elegant and, at the same time, rustic and reverent.
He is not a Buddha in the Asian tradition, but in Spirit his beautiful loving kindness and compassion represent the same core values.
A personal note: I love that the amazing Buddhist nun, Tenzin Palmo, went to live in Assisi after being moved on by Indian officials after many years meditating alone in her Himalayan cave. In Assisi she spent time 'swapping stories and robe wearing methods' with Christian nuns and finding much commonality. Tenzin Palmo felt a very strong connection with Assisi and the aura of sanctity left by St Francis which gives Assisi its mystical feeling. It’s an extraordinary place. “It’s the only place I miss besides my cave," she said. She wanted to build a small retreat house there but the government denied her a building permit. So, back into the world she went, ultimately to take on a busy public schedule of teaching around the world. Her purpose is to gather support to build and sustain Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery, which provides safety and nurturing for more than 100 nuns from Tibet and neighboring regions who want to devote their lives to studying the teachings of the Buddha. http://tenzinpalmo.com/dongyu-gatsal-ling-nunnery/nuns-daily-activities/
Placement: He can reside outside in a covered place in your garden or in your home or place of work.
Material: Metal bonded with resin and antiqued by hand. There can be minor variations in color because the antiquing is a natural process and gets richer with time.
Shipping: Each statue is handmade to order. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. Ships to street address via Fed Ex.