The Franciscan Society was established as a way to honor and recognize our current donors whose cumulative giving to St. Anthony Hospital Foundation is $1,000 or more. Through their generosity, the individuals who make up the Franciscan Society have demonstrated a spirit of giving and dedication to support and serve others. In the tradition of St. Francis, the tau cross has been adopted as the symbol of the Franciscan Society of St. Anthony Hospital Foundation.
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The tau cross has been a revered symbol for Christians for 2,000 years. The tau cross is the simplest of all crosses. St. Francis of Assisi chose the tau cross as his standard. He used the cross in his writings, painted it on the walls and doors where he stayed, and even used it as his signature.
For St. Francis, the tau cross was a reminder of his commitment to serve others.