This bright and deeply textured cross features an image of Christ as the Good Shepherd with the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove, modeled after the one worn by the Holy Father Pope Francis. The woven brown cord can be re-tied for sizing. A substantial and unique statement of faith. The image of the Good Shepherd is the most common of the symbolic representations of Christ found in Early Christian art in the Catacombs of Rome, before Christian imagery could be made explicit. The image continued to be used in the centuries after Christianity was legalized in 313.