On a recent buying trip to Loreto, Italy, we found this stunning San Damiano crucifix pendant on a silver necklace. Due to its larger size, this beautiful San Damiano crucifix pendant makes an ideal necklace for a man or a large accent jewelry piece for a woman. The large size also clearly shows much of the detail in the original. Although the artist is unknown, this cross is well-known as the one beneath which St. Francis of Assisi prayed when the Lord commissioned him to rebuild the Church. More of a colorful icon than a crucifix, it artistically features images of people who bring special meaning to the cross itself. The five major witnesses to Christ’s crucifixion: Mother Mary, St. John the Beloved, Mary Magdalene, Mary mother of James, and the Centurion. Also shown are minor witnesses -- angels, patron saints, apostles. At the top is an image of the resurrected Jesus surrounded by angels. The original San Damiano cross hangs in the Santa Chiara (St. Claire) Church in Assisi, Italy.
Nathan(Yorba Linda..."Land of Gracious Living", March 13, 2016)
Kudos! Good quality and good craftsmanship.Better then expected. Well packaged and fast delivery. Imported from Italy.
St. Francis Damiano Crucifix Necklace
Nathan(Yorba Linda, February 18, 2016)
I ordered this beautiful crucifix online while researching the origins of it and seeing it above the alter of my Parish. During my research I came across an exact replica of it as a necklace from "The Catholic Company". The company had a very good video on the history of the crucifix and how it inspired St Francis of Assisi. It only took 3 days to get to me in Southern CA. It was much better than I expected in size and quality of craftsmanship from Italy.