Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals, ecology, merchants and Italy. Francis of Assisi grew up in a wealthy merchant family in a small Italian village named Assisi and was well loved by everyone but had a penchant for parties and seeking glory as a knight. He later converted and stripped himself of all his money, family and belongings to follow God's call. Francis' love of nature is well known and two famous stories include his preaching to birds to be thankful to God and when he convinced a wolf to stop killing the townspeople. His feast day is October 4th. Buy a pendant or add on a chain to make it a necklace. Get St. Francis medals in either sterling silver, gold-filled or 14kt gold all made in the USA and with lifetime guarantees.