The knots on the string of the TAU have a long tradition in Christian spirituality. Moving them through our fingers during prayer helps us to prepare our hearts for the search for God and His love, so that by putting our suffering in his hands, our life may be enlightened.
The value of the knot, which is entirely handmade, lies in what it represents and is matched with a precious clasp made in the most valuable of all metals: 18 carat gold.
The knots on the string of the silver TAU, which are also handmade, are a strong symbol of its Franciscan tradition.