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Br. Sebastian’s Franciscan Coat of Arms Bookmark

Price  $10.99

Hand-crafted Leather

Approximate Size: 8”H x 1.5”W

Br. Sebastian made his solemn profession in 1965 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City.  In 1970 he was stationed there and expressed his desire to become a sandal maker.  He took shoe-making classes and eventually became a full-time sandal maker for Holy Name Province.  He has been making sandals and other leather-crafted items ever since.  

The leather is stamped with an image of the Franciscan Coat of Arms on the front and “Handmade by Sebastian” on the back.  The Franciscan Coat of Arms portrays a cross in the background and the arm of Christ crossing the arm of St. Francis in the foreground.  It is an identification badge for those who strive to be followers of St. Francis as well as an expression of the Franciscan style of love.

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