St. Francis of Assisi Statue
St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), the founder of the Franciscan order, was a promoter of peace, simplicity and harmony. The statue, gifted to Xavier by Bernard '49 and Jean Ann Downey, portrays his enduring legacy as patron saint of the poor, animals, and ecology.
Art Studio: Demetz Art Studio (Ortisei Italy)
Dedicated: November 2000
Height: 4'11" atop a 3" base
Location: Outside of Smith Hall
- Ordered alongside the St. Ignatius statue
- Donated by Bernard ('49) and Jean Ann Downey