Cross And Crucifix
The cross is one of the most universally recognizable symbols in the Christian faith. It reminds us of the ultimate sacrifice that Christ made for mankind. “But he endured the suffering that should have been ours, the pain that we should have borne. All the while we thought that his suffering was punishment sent by God. But because of our sins he was wounded, beaten, because of the evil we did. We are healed by the punishment he suffered, made whole by the blows he received.” (Isaiah 53:3-5) The traditional cross, expressive in its simplicity, represents Christ’s sacrifice to all of humanity. However, there are also Crucifixes which incorporate the Corpus (or crucified body of Christ) to the cross, giving a visual representation of that sacrifice. Having a wall cross in your home is a wonderful way to not only pay homage to this sacrifice, but also to liven up a room in an inspirational way! Wall crosses make excellent gifts whether for a new home, marriage, baptism, confirmation, or memorial. No matter your occasion, we will have the right hanging decorative wall cross for you!
Saint Benedict Jewelry and Collectables
St. Benedict (480-547) was the founder of Western monasticism, and wrote a set of spiritual and administrative guidelines for monks to follow now known as "The rule of St. Benedict". He became a hermit for a period of time, and later became abbot of a monastery. Many opposed his Benedictine principles, and he was given different forms of poison, over which he prayed and was then spared. Benedict founded the monastery of Monte Cassino and heavily influenced the development on Western Civilization in Europe. He is buried with his twin sister, Saint Scholastica.
Feast Day: July 11
Benedict is the patron of Europe, monks, the poisoned, students, farmers, against kidney disease, the dying.
In addition to traditional Italian crosses and crucifixes, we have authentic locally made unique crosses from artists such as Carlton Gallegos from Santa Ana Pueblo who makes beautiful straw inlay wooden decorative crosses, or Albuquerque artist Elena Center who’s clay creations add a touch of local flair to a universal symbol! Don’t just limit yourself to wood crosses either! We carry a large variety of metal crosses ranging from large wall crosses to smaller crucifixes, perfect for hanging over a door, and many pottery and ceramic crosses. Some popular Catholic crosses are the Tau cross beloved by St. Francis, the St. Benedict cross in brown or black, or the Shepherd’s cross treasured by Pope Francis. We supply many Our Lady of Guadalupe Crosses and San Damiano Crucifixes (with and without a relic) in addition to Celtic crosses, nail crosses, and cross holy water fonts. We have pretty crosses in many colors perfect for a bedroom and several cute crosses for children. Our cross selection includes crosses for men made of steel or wood and inspirational crosses perfect for gifting. The Prayer Before a Cross (also known as the Cowboy Cross) is a favorite as is our line of unique pottery crosses by Raku. Choose one of our many decorative wall religious crosses for sale!BOTTOM INFO