Made of a highly detailed cast stone and finish to perfection. Wonderful for the home or garden. St. Francis. Wonderful gift or display for the home and Garden.. Italian patron saint of animals and charitable deeds. St. Francis (1182-1226) reflects in each exquisite detail the original artist's loving reverence for the gentle Patron Saint of Italy. Juxtaposed with the lush greens of your garden, it will evoke the pastoral splendor of Italy where St. Francis himself walked, communing with the Divine Spirit manifested in the world of nature.