Mission and Identity

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.

Quick Facts

Art Studio: Demetz Art Studio (Ortisei Italy)
Dedicated: November 2000
Medium: Bronze
Height: 4'11" atop a 3" base
Location: Outside of Smith Hall
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