St Francis Prayer Mobius Necklace
Brand : Laurel Elliott Jewelry
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ORIGINAL MOBIUS JEWELRY FROM DVBNY. MADE IN THE USA!
"Lord make me an instrument of your peace".
Born in 1181 in Umbria, Francis Bernadone was the son of a rich cloth merchant. In adolescence, Francis became a prisoner of war from one of the constant battles between Italian city-states; in this case neighboring Perugia. 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, posing an unprecedented challenge to a decadent clergy and corrupt Papcy. His teachings founded the Franciscan Order by permission of Pope Innocent III in 1209.
This necklace carries the opening line of his prayer.
The geometric shape of the pendant is known as a Mobius strip, after the German mathematician August Ferdinand Mobius. It represents the seeming paradox of a plane without end, or one of infinite length. As such it became an accepted mathematical symbol for infinity. The circlet will move about the chain when worn, constantly changing its appearance. Creating one shape, then another. The more one observes its seeming simplicity, the more complex it becomes. The message remains constant, the form never rests.
All are craftman made. Each piece is accompanied by a storycard explaining the history or derivation of the inscription.
Chain: 18" [46mm] sterling cable chain. Pendant made of .925 Sterling Silver.