Illuminated Manuscript digitally painted by Capio Lumen. This painting is available as a limited edition pigmented ink jet print. Each print is numbered, dated and signed by the artist. This Giclée print, French for inkjet, is printed using Epson archival pigmented inks on fine art paper. The print is “light fast” for 100 years when kept under glass and out of direct sunlight. It is available in these four print sizes.
6.5 X 8.5 Unmated: with a print size of 5.5 X 7.0 ($20.00)
11 X 14 Archival Matted: with a print size of 6.75 X 8.5 ($50.00)
16 X 19 Framed: with a print size 6.25 X 8.0 ($100.00)
24 X 30 Unmated: with a print size of 21 X 27 ($300.00)
Peace Prayer of Saint Francis in English ©2019
About this Painting
This illuminated manuscript painting is the "Prayer of Saint Francis" or the "Peace Prayer." For many years the prayer was attributed to St Francis of Assisi but modern research has established that it is not his work. The prayer is entirely absent from St Francis of Assisi writings. The first known published occurrence of the prayer was in French, in a small spiritual magazine called La Clochette, published by a Catholic Church organization in Paris named La Ligue de la Sainte-Messe. Father Esther Bouquerel was founder of La Ligue. It widely believed that Father Esther Bouquerel was most likely the author of the prayer
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon,
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console:
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Symbolism in this Painting:
A brief explanation of the symbolism in this painting:
St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals. On his feast day October 4th Catholic and Anglican churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals. St Francis had a special devotion to the Child Jesus and because of this he is credited with creating the first nativity scene on Christmas in the year 1223.
In the border of this painting a highly stylized “acanthus” surrounds this composition. In ancient Greek architecture acanthus ornament appears extensively in the capitals of the Corinthian and Composite orders of architecture. It also can be seen applied to friezes, dentils and other decorated areas. In Christianity the acanthus leaves represent resurrection. Red roses are commonly associated with love. The most common Christian association of red roses is with the Virgin Mary the Mother of God. They can also be a symbol of martyrdom. Pea flowers and pods are related to the birth of Christ and represent the unity of the Trinity. The Lily is a symbol of purity and is the flower of the Virgin. White Lilies are associated with the Annunciation. Strawberries have been used to symbolize temptation and, with their white flowers and red fruit, purity and their threefold leaves symbolize the Trinity. The butterfly is a symbol for the cycles of life; caterpillar, chrysalis and finally, the butterfly. Birds are the symbol of the “Winged Soul.” They are used to suggest the Spiritual, as opposed to the material. The three roosters are a reference to “Denial of Peter.” Bees and ants that are scattered throughout the composition are used because of their industrious habits, as symbols of activity, diligence, work and good order. The spots of the seven-spot ladybug symbolize Mary’s Seven Joys and Seven Sorrows.
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