|St Francis at the moment of receiving stigmata|
The Stigmata of St Francis – Bartolomeo Della Gatta, c. 1487
St Francis was the patron saint of animals, and depictions of him are often full of animals, yet this owl seems to be the only animal featured prominently. There are two horses in the background.
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|A barn owl averts its gaze form the sacred moment|