Statue of Saint Francis of Paola, 90 cm of fiberglass, handmade in Italy.
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Fiberglass statue, internally empty and very light. It is suitable to be carried during the processions. The manufacturing is entirely manual. When the two parts are linked, there is the finishing of the statue and it is perfectly smoothed, then the statue goes through the coloring section. The skilled decorators hand paint using particolar varnishes, conforming to the traditional iconography. The fiberglass is a plastic material, very resistant and humidity absorber which is used in many sectors: industry, furnitures, building of boats, airplanes, vehicles, garden swimmingpool etc.
Saint Francis of Paola, foundator. He lived between 1416 and 1507. He is commemorated on the 2nd of April.
He was born in Paola in Calabria and when he was 14 years old he decided to live as an heremit near his town.
Many disciples followed him up to convince Francis to found a new order, the “Minor Friars”.
In 1474 the order was approved by pope Sisto IV and the Pope dispatched the saint to France, to visit the King Lewis XI who was dying.
The successor wanted him in France, where Francis remained until his death in Plessis.
He was canonized in 1519 and in 1943 he was proclaimed patron of the sailors.
He is illustrated with monastic clothes, with a long walking stick and a hearth on the breast.
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