St Francis of Assisi (C.1182-1226) The son of a wealthy merchant, Francis lived a life of wealth and leisure in his youth. Witty, gallant and adventure-seeking Francis joined a military expedition around the age of 20. After fighting in a battle Francis was captured and imprisoned for ransom, spending nearly a year in captivity. Subsequently an illness caused him to rethink his life. His interesting biography is one of a profound conversion experience that inspired him to renounce his inheritance and dedicate his life to imitate the life of Jesus Christ. Francis experienced visions and received the stigmata, the wounds of Christ in his flesh. It was Francis who began the tradition of setting up a nativity scene to celebrate Christmas.
This beautiful LED Flameless Devotional Candle of St Francis softly lights up a small area of a darkened room. Its flickering glow makes for a tranquil setting and a safe alternative to burning extended hour flame candles in any environment for all ages. The flickering flame looks like authentic candlelight and the timer allows for 6 hours of light repeated every 24 hours. Candle is unscented and stays cool to the touch. Prayers are on the back in both English and Spanish. Requires 2 AA batteries, not included. Dimensions: 8” by 2.375”