These popular Franciscan Bracelets are handmade in Italy and combine a youthful and fashion design with a Franciscan spirituality. Each bracelet is entirely handmade. The use of lycra makes the bracelet adaptable to any size wrist and there are a wide variety of colors to meet the needs of children, teens and adults.
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 last.
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