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St. Francis of Assisi


                                                              St. Francis of Assisi

Artist Name:
Donald Shepard

Media:
Concrete

Date Created:
5/25/1936

Location:
Como Park Conservatory North Wing

History:
Originally placed in Como Park proper, the park moved the sculpture to the conservatory to protect it from vandalism. 

Roman Catholics consider Saint Francis the patron saint of birds and aid to the poor.  According to a famous legend, he even preached a sermon to the birds.  Other legends tell of his fondness for animals.  He also founded the Order of Friars Minor, known as the Franciscans.    

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