Saint Francis of Assisi - Erie, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jonathanatpsu
N 42° 05.150 W 080° 01.743
17T E 580304 N 4659762
A statue of Saint Francis of Assisi at Mary, Queen of Peace Cemetery in Erie, PA
Waymark Code: WM12YZX
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 the chapel at Mary, Queen of Peace Cemetery on Lake Pleasant Road in Erie, Pennsylvania. The statue depicts St. Francis in a friar's habit with his hands upraised and birds on his shoulders.

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: Mary, Queen of Peace Cemetery

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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