(SOLD) St. Francis of Assisi and the birds

Hand painted statue of the founder of the Franciscans and the patron of animals. Scroll down to learn about the statue!


Statue size: 6.5″ tall by 3″ wide and 5″ deep

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On the Saint:

St. Francis heard Jesus say from the crucifix, “Francis, build my church”. He took it to mean the church he was praying in, which was falling apart.

He left his worldly life, renouncing all his father’s money and living the life of a penitent, spending the next few years rebuilding that church by hand.

In this time he began to attract followers who recognized his sanctity and zeal for the life of penitence, poverty, and total trust in God, and soon Francis realized that voice from the crucifix had much bigger sights for “build my church”.

And so began the Franciscan order.


On the Statue:

Salvaged from a garage sale, Francis had a beautifully hideous paint job (my favorite kind of statue finds). The classic bald spot looked sprayed on and the birds were all the same. I wish I took a before picture, but I was so excited to paint I skipped right over it.

Now carefully hand painted, each bird has unique markings. St. Francis’s rope cincture is the traditional white with a simple black rosary. With multiple layers of dry brushing, I’ve added dimension to his robes, the grass, and the feathers while creating a painterly style that is emblematic of my work.

Varnished three times with a matte varnish, this statue is easy to clean with soap and water and a soft cloth, without fear of ruining the paint and will withstand general handling and bumps without cracking off.

This statue is bisque (similar to porcelain) which means if you drop it it will break into a million pieces. Should this happen, gather every tiny piece you can find and send me an email and I’ll let you know the cost of a repair or if it’s a small break, guide you to fixing it yourself!

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 8 in


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While many items are made to order, I always strive to get your order out by the next shipping day – Tuesday and Thursday. I ship First Class USPS which generally takes 2-4 days after that to arrive at your house.

11×14 prints and canvas prints are drop shipped and will take up to 5 days to ship. Smaller prints are stocked here and ship regularly.

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Your Impact

For every order, 10% of all proceeds will go to organizations who provide resources to at risk women before and after birth.

The first is The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. They area a local organization to me,  providing resources and care for free to women in crisis pregnancies, from ultrasounds to parenting classes to post abortion healing.

The second is the Sisters of Life, a newer religious community founded in 1991 in New York to promote the dignity of every human life. They have houses for women to come live with them during and after their pregnancy as they get back on their feet, as well as counseling for post abortion healing, and other missions.

About the artist

Hi! I’m Monica Skrzypczak; an oil painter and rosary maker with a passion for creating beauty and bringing faith into every home. Feel free to contact me to commission a painting or a custom rosary!

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