St. Francis of Assisi - Saint-Francois d'Assisé
Saint Francis of Assisi is considered to be the Father of the Nativity Scene. Saint Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first nativity scene in 1223 - a "living" nativity - in Greccio, Italy, in honor of the worship of Christ, having been inspired by his recent visit to the Holy Land where he had visited Jesus's birthplace.
Draped in a traditional homespun monk's robe, Saint Francis is the patron saint of Santons craftsmen (Santonniers) and a meaningful addition to one's creche.
Size #2 / Elite (the 2-3/4 inch - 7 cm size)
Made in France
Monk - Moine - Moueine The Monk belongs to an established Christian order. Merry and kind, he is a more popular character than the Parish...
Parish Priest - Monsieur le cure - Lou Curat - Wiping His Brow It may seem surprising to some that the Parish Priest is present in the...
Parish Priest - Monsieur le cure - Lou Curat It may seem surprising to some that the Parish Priest is present in the creche, in that he...