SAN DAMIANO CRUCIFIX - 18"
This San Damiano cross is framed in beautiful gold wood molding. Handcrafted in the USA, it measures 15 1/2" W x 20 1/2" H. The original cross, fashioned about 1100 A.D., hangs in Santa Chiara Church in Assisi. When in 1257, the Poor Clares moved to Santa Chiara, they took the San Damiano Cross with them and still guard it with great solicitude. The crucifix now hanging over the altar of the ancient church of San Damiano is a copy. All Franciscans cherish this cross as the symbol of their mission from God to commit our lives and resources to renew and rebuild the Church in the power of God.