The profoundly moving opening line of a prayer, reputedly by St. Francis, is engraved on this silver necklace. In adolescence, Francis became a prisoner of war from one of the constant battles between Italian city-states. During his internment, Francis underwent a spiritual awakening. His unassuming character, love of nature and criticism of the greed and worldliness of the established Church earned him an enormous following throughout Europe in the 13th century. His love of the natural world and all its creatures is commemorated in the yearly tradition of St. Francis' Blessing of the Animals. A beautiful Christian jewelry necklace.
Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in the jewelry bag in which it came will help prevent tarnishing.