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Cross And Crucifix

wall crossThe 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!

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Jewelry and Collectables

 

In December of 1531, Juan Diego, an Aztec Indian living outside of Mexico City encountered an apparition of the Virgin Mary. She instructed him to go to the archbishop and have a church built in her honor on that spot. Juan Diego did as instructed, but the archbishop did not believe him. The Virgin appeared to him three more times insisting on the same and eventually giving him proof of her existence. On Her fourth visit to Juan Diego, She told him that She had healed his dying uncle (to whom she also appeared). She also instructed him to gather flowers on the top of Tepeyak Hill. He did so, and found Castilian roses which did not grow in that area (especially not in December). Juan Diego gathered them in his cloak and took them to the bishop. Upon opening his cloak, an image of Mary was emblazoned on the fabric. A shrine, known as Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, was built on that spot, and Juan Diego's cloak is housed in it. Her Basilica is the most visited Catholic shrine in the world.

Feast Day:  December 12

Patron of Mexico and the Americas

 


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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!

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