Spirit of Saint Frances at St. Elizabeth East
St. Elizabeth East, 1701 South Creasy Lane, Lafayette, IN 47905
Location: St. Elizabeth East, 1701 South Creasy Lane, Lafayette, IN 47905 Location: St. Elizabeth Hospital Campus, 1508 Tippecanoe Street, Lafayette, IN 47904 These statues, titled "The Spirit of Saint Francis”, have become the hallmark of the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services facilities. Sufi Ahmad created the design of the statue while a faculty member at St. Francis College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ahmad conceived the idea for the statue almost 20 years before it was actually commissioned in 1995. It presents St. Francis, known for his generosity and love of all creatures, kneeling with his arms outstretched and surrounded by birds.