7. What is the significance of St. Francis?  Does it symbolize something about their relationship or was it just something for Ronnie to draw?

         I think you should read the entire book before trying to answer this question.  Yes, it does have a symbolic use in the story.  As you read the remaining chapters, watch out for other items that become associated with the St. Francis image.  So, the question may then be what is the significance of all these items?  What are they pointing to?