Saint Francis of Assisi - Union City, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jonathanatpsu
N 41° 54.005 W 079° 51.022
17T E 595359 N 4639321
A statue of Saint Francis of Assisi next to Saint Teresa of Avila Church in Union City, PA
Waymark Code: WM12YZW
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 08/10/2020
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
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This statue of Saint Francis of Assisi is located outside of Saint Teresa of Avila Church on 3rd Avenue in Union City, Pennsylvania. The statue depicts St. Francis in a friars habit, holding a bird. The statue stands on a brick stand with two small flower beds.

St. Francis was born in Assisi in the twelfth century. After serving for a time as a soldier, Francis decided to renounce his wealth and all of his worldly goods to live a life of poverty. In 1210, he founded the Order of Friars Minor, also known as the Franciscans. He also founded a religious order for women, the Poor Clares. After a life spent preaching the Gospel, Francis died in 1226 and was canonized in 1228. His feast day is celebrated on October 4th.
Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: Saint Teresa of Avila Church

Entrance Fee: None

Website: [Web Link]

Artist: Not listed

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