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St Francis of Assisi statue

St Francis of Assisi

Public Art: St Francis of Assisi statue

Sculptor: © Louis Laumen

Description: The bronze sculpture of Italy’s patron Saint St Francis. The figure of St Francis holds his hand up having received the stigmata. The expression on the face of St Francis is one of bewilderment. 

St Francis of Assisi was the first recorded stigmatic in Christian history. Stigmata is a term used by the Catholic Church when describing wounds that suddenly appear on someone of faith. These wounds correspond to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ. 

Date Unveiled: St Francis of Assisi statue was erected in December 2000.


Location: St Patrick’s Cathedral, corner of Gisborne Street & Cathedral Place, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

St Francis of Assisi Trivia: 

It was St Francis of Assisi who was the first to make a nativity scene.

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