Saint Francis of Assisi at Amerind


It was an overcast day, but we found plenty to photograph at The Amerind Foundation yesterday. Right outside of the museum door are two lovely wooden statues. This is Saint Francis with his friends. It doesn’t look very stunning at first glance but careful study shows that it is a very thoughtful piece, and is quite calming to look at, taking in the reflections of our own emotions on the muted faces of the animals.

Visit their website at

to see the many interesting activities that they have there throughout the year. It is a place of true calming beauty.


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14 Responses to Saint Francis of Assisi at Amerind

  1. Dale Ellis says:

    Minnie and I spent most of a day there in during our stay in Sierra Vista. Very enjoyable!


    • judilyn says:

      We got there late in the afternoon – just before the museum itself closed, but we had about an hour on the grounds to photograph. It was quite pleasant.


  2. bjdewell says:

    I remember learning about St. Francis of Assisi in school. He is definitely one of the memorable saints for me. 🙂


  3. dawnbmoore says:

    The statue definitely conveys a sense of peace. This looks like a must-see when we’re in AZ. Thank you!


  4. LFFL says:

    That’s a great shot of it, Judilyn.


  5. Sherry says:

    Wow what a great place I didn’t know of. Thanks for putting it on my list. Wonder what the founder would think of how the mission changed from field work after his death. So glad they are protecting the artifacts. I am usually not a museum goer anymore but I loved the Native Abbey museum in Bar Harbor which is much smaller than this but started by a similar founder.


  6. acasadisimi says:

    Hi! I’m Simi an italian ! I’m a cook! I love San Francesco D’Assisi! I follow your blog it’s very nice! sorry for my english!


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