Each Franciscan Bracelet includes four charms: the
Franciscan Tau Cross for Faith, an Anchor for Hope, Heart for
Love/Charity, and a Flower for Humility. These are the four virtues that St.
Francis asked God for himself, �God, give me a straight Faith, certain Hope,
perfect Charity, and profound Humility.� The Tau, the Franciscan Cross,
represents the faith of God in the �works of man�; The Anchor is a sign of hope
in eternal life and in a fair world; The Heart represents the love of God and
neighbor (the smallest, the poorest); Finally, the Flower is the symbol of St.
Francis� humility when he changed his life and became the �the last among the