THE TAUThe Origins and Franciscan Tradition of the SymbolEurico Sciamanna. Translated by Catherine BoltonNEW. Imported from Italy. A definitive and comprehensive explanation of the TAU. Published by Casa Editrice Francesana, 2000, 53 pages, English language, Quality paper back, some illustrations. "The Tau was backed by solid Biblical Christian tradition when it was embraced by St. Francis in his spirituality. The saint adopted it intensely and completely, ultimately transforming himself through the Stigmata on his body, into the living Tau he had so often contemplated, written and, above all, worshipped. More than anything else, the Tau, the tangible sign of Christian devotion, is an existential commitment to follow Christ. This means that it must remind us of a great Christian axiom: it is fitting that, more and more each day, the life of humankind, saved and redeemed by the love of the crucified Christ, should be transformed into a new life, a life given for love. By wearing this sign, visibly in or within their hearts, the faithful live its spirituality and gives us reason to hope, so that we can acknowledge ourselves as followers of St. Francis." ..Enrico Sciammanna. Limited supply at this time. More coming from Italy. (Order EM22 ... Our price $35.95) Compare to Amazon.com's price of $55.80.
FRANCISCAN .... DEACON - TAU CROSS - PENDANTDeacon Tau Cross Pendant, 2 inch by 1.4 inch bronze and enamel finish with brown cording.(Order 925 - Price $12.00)
1.5" INCH WOOD TAU CROSS PENDENT Imported from Italy Comes with knotted cord. Olive wood. Various shades of brown. Very, very popular. Proceeds from the sale of this item go to help support the "Developmental Achievement Centerfor Vulnerable Adults" in our area ... Menahga and Park Rapids, MN. (Order 164 ~ Price $3.75)
THE "UBIQUITOUS" TWO INCH WOODEN TAU CROSS PENDANTThe basic cross of Secular Franciscans and those within the Franciscan family. Worn world wide. Two inch wooden Tau cross with knotted cord. Various shadesof brown. Proceeds from this item go to the Day Activity Center for Vulnerable Adults in Park Rapids and Menahga, Minnesota, U.S.A.. Your purchase will be greatly appreciated during this period of reduced funding and increase concern for maintaining their programs.(Order 005-133-027 Price is $3.75 )
THREE INCH WOOD TAU CROSS PENDANTUnique cord design keeps cross from twisting - always lays flat. Hand crafted by Franciscan Resources. Comes with knotted cord. Various shades of brown. Very popular. Proceeds from the sale of this item go to help support the Developmental Achievement Center for vulnerable adults in our area. Menahga, MN. An exclusive Tau pendant from Franciscan Resources. (#005-135-027- price $4.75)
THREE INCH WOOD TAU PENDANTThe external sign of the OFS in the United States is the TAU Cross. Article 16:4WITH IMPORTED ST. FRANCIS MEDAL FROM ITALYThe "D.A.C." thanks you for your overwhelming acceptance of their handcrafted cross and the proceeds from it. Make your Franciscan Statement with this attention-grabbing wood tau pendant from Franciscan Resources. Unique knotted cording design keeps cross from twisting - always lays flat. Hand crafted by Franciscan Resources and the Day Activity Center for vulnerable adults. Comes with knotted cord and a imported St. Francis medal from Italy. Various shades of brown. Very popular. Proceeds from the sale of this item go to help support the Developmental Achievement Center for vulnerable adults in our area -- Menahga, Sebeka and Park Rapids, MN. An exclusive Tau pendant from Franciscan Resources. (Order ... #005-135-027FM - price $5.65)
SMALL STERLING SILVER TAU CROSSPetite, strikingly simple and elegant in design. Sterling silver. Size of cross is about 3/4 of an inch. Exclusively crafted for Franciscan Resources Does not come with chain.(Order 005-125-007 ~ Sterling price is still only $19.95 )
STERLING SILVER PENDANT TAU CROSS~WITH UNIQUE STERLING SILVER KNOTED CORD DESIGN~Designed by Jim Hein, OFS., and crafted by silversmith Gary Broste ... exclusively for Franciscan Resources. The cord design of this OFS Tau pendant reflects that: "The Holy See has entrusted the pastoral care and spiritual assistance of the Secular Franciscan Order [ Official name as of October, 2011... Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis], because it belongs to the same spiritual family, to the Franciscan First Order and the Third Order Regular - These are the "Institutes" who are responsible for the altius moderamen referred to by cannon 303 of the Code of Cannon Law." Comes without chain. In sterling silver only. Size is 1.5" in length from top to tip of cord. (Order #005-TAU-072 Price $61.50)
TAU CROSS EARRINGS ~ DANGLE TYPE~ 14K GOLDExclusively hand crafted by Goldsmith Bob Adams for Franciscan Resources since 1988. Very unique classic design - 14k gold - elegant and beautiful.Dangle type with shepherd's hook. Cross is about 1/2 inch. (Order ... gold #005-143-007G - - Price $195.00)
TAU CROSS EARRINGS ~ POST TYPE~ SILVERExclusively hand crafted by Goldsmith Bob Adams for Franciscan Resources since 1988. Very unique classic design, beautiful and petite.Post type. Cross is about 1/4 inch.(Order ... Silver 005-144-007S- Price $19.95)
TAU CROSS EARRINGS ~ DANGLE TYPE~ SILVERExclusively hand crafted by Goldsmith Bob Adams for Franciscan Resources since 1988. Very unique classic design - elegant and beautiful.Dangle type with shepherd's hook. Cross is about 1/2 inch. Sterling silver.(Order ... Silver 005-142-007S - Price $24.95 ) 2 in stock as of 06.01.13.
NEW - TWO INCH OLIVE WOOD TAU PENDANTOlive wood. Full color picture of St. Francis, corded. Imported from Italy.Order 653 -- Price $5.00
MURANO GLASS COLLECTION3/4 INCH TAU CROSS PENDANT From the island of Murano, this popular "Millefiori" pendent comes in a variety of colors and is entirely hand-made in Venice, Italy. The design is made of many individual pieces of hand blown colored glass which are fused together. No two of these wearable works of art are ever exactly alike!Without chain. (Order MO9759 Price $9.98) 5 in stock as of 06.08.13. More on the way.
ONE INCH WOOD TAU PENDANT WITH KNOTTED CORDIMPORTED FROM ITALY- OLIVE WOODPetite and beautiful. Handcrafted in Italy from olive wood from the Umbrain countryside just outside of Assisi - "The olive branch has always been a symbol of peace, and we are taught by Saint Francis to pray that we, too, may be instruments of peace." (Order OW.T6 -- Price $3.55) Limited quantity available at this time.
TAU CROSS -PENDANT-POLISHED STERLING SILVERSize is 3/4 inch. Stainless steel 18 inch chain.Made in U.S.A. (Order #3948SS/18SS Price $35.00)
TAU CROSS-PENDANT-POLISHED STERLING SILVERTAU cross. 1 inch. Stainless steel chain, 24 inch.(Order 3949SS/24 ~ Price $39.50)
TAU CROSS - PENDANT - POLISHED STERLING SILVER BEAUTIFUL IN A STRICKINGLY SIMPLE WAYSterling silver Tau cross, size 1-1/2 inch.24 inch heavy curb chain.Made in USA(Order 3950/24S Price $75.00)
TAU WITH CROSSED ARMS - NICKLE PLATEDA small but elegant Tau cross in bright nickle plate. Comes with chain and presentation box.(Order N-024813S Price $6.95)
DOUBLE TAU CROSS STYLE PENDANT Bright cut Pewter, two inch,with chain and boxed.(Order N53-6705-PBC Price $10.50)
THE CANTICLE TAU CROSSPewter, front and back etchings. Size 2 inches, 24 inch chain, boxed.(Order N53/7367/PBC Price $10.50)
~TAU PENDANT~Sterling silver, without chain. 1-1/4 inch.(Order 6073SS Price $49.95)
PENDANT - BRONZE TAU WITH RISEN CHRISTBronze, with chain. Size 1-1/4 inch. Boxed.(Order 917-B Price $11.50)
SMALLER STYLE FRANCISCAN STERLING SILVER TAU PENDANTVery beautiful - exquisite workmanship - a gentle Franciscan understatement. 18" sterling chain- boxed.Crafted in U.S.A.(Order 6071SS.18SS Price $39.50)
TAU PENDANT WITH CROSSED ARMS - NICKLE PLATED Comes with chain and presentation box. (Order 129-16 - Price $7.75)
TAU CROSS - AUTO VISOR CLIPGenuine Pewter cross - sturdy steel clip - 1.5 inches. Made in U.S.A. For for personal use - Great gift idea.(Order TO1 2160P .... Price $7.95)