San Francisco de Asís
- Feast Day: October 4
- Patron of: Animals & Birds, Ecology, The Poor and Peace
- Italy, 1181 - 1226
A chosen life of wandering barefoot and begging for food sounds pretty crazy, but that’s exactly the life San Francisco de Asís chose. After giving up his lofty lifestyle and leaving all of his possessions behind, Francisco roved the Italian countryside to spread God’s message of love. Because of his affection for nature and all created things, our inviting San Francisco de Asís Prayer Pillowcase pictures him surrounded by animals.
God’s creatures helped San Francisco live the difficult lifestyle he embraced; when nobody wanted to hear him speak, he would preach to the animals and trees instead! The wolf in this image recalls the tale of the starving creature who once terrorized an Italian village, gobbling up its food and children. The people were furious and frightened at the violence. Francisco turned this incident into a teachable moment by speaking to the villagers about God’s forgiveness. He made peace with the wolf and the villagers joined a pact: they would feed the wolf for the rest of its life and the wolf in return would protect their city.
We may not be terrorized by wild animals, but we each face our own challenges every day. The serene picture and companion San Francisco de Asís prayer on this Prayer Pillowcase reminds to us to ask God for His guidance each and every day. It also inspires us to search for the joy and peace that San Francisco de Asís found in loving and serving God!
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All pillowcases, regardless of fabric content, are sized to fit Standard & Queen size pillows and measure 20" x 31".
- Poly/Cotton pillowcases (we established our company using these) have a 2" hem and virtually zero shrinkage.
- 100% Cotton pillowcases have a 3" hem. This silky soft fabric has been pre-shrunk; no worries about shrinkage.
- Organic Cotton pillowcases have a 3" hem. Preshrunk with a soft yet crisp feel that only gets softer with every wash.
We are happy to say that we print only on pillowcases that are made in the USA, and we use inks that are certified safe for you, your family and the environment (Oeko-Tex Standard 100).
All of the Prayer Pillowcase photographs you see on this website were taken of our original Poly/Cotton pillow cases with 2" hems.