Named after the San Damiano church near Assisi, Italy, this cross is a replica of one from which Christ spoke to St. Francis. The icon image is mounted on a solid wood cross and base.
This cross is filled with imagery and prominent Biblical figures. Surrounding Christ are the five major witnesses to His crucifixion: Mary the Mother of Jesus, St. John the Beloved, Mary Magdalene, Mary the Mother of James, and the centurion. The two smaller figures are Longinus, the Roman soldier who pierced the side of Jesus and Stephaton, the soldier who offered Jesus a sponge soaked in vinegar wine. Around Jesus' hands are six angels and six patron saints of Umbria (the region of Italy where Assisi is located): St. John, St. Michael, St. Rufino, St. John the Baptist, St. Peter and St. Paul.
Available as 15" (Item #2006259), 10" (Item #2006258), or 6" (Item #2006257).
|By:||Smitty (Indianapolis, IN, January 22, 2009)|
|Review:||Very nice crucifix and perfect size for our mantle. Best Uses: Display, Home; Pros: Visually Pleasing|
|By:||nancy (vacaville, ca, June 16, 2010)|
|Review:||all can say was the beauty of the object appealed to me Best Uses: Gifts; Cons: none; Describe Yourself: Collector; Pros: Beautiful, Visually Pleasing|
|By:||Maggie (Virginia, April 24, 2011)|
|Review:||I purchased this as a Profession gift for a SFO. It is so lovely, very well done - I was transfixed when I unwrapped it. [...]It is so very beautiful and I am happy to be able to give it to my friend. I wish that you had a pamphlet explaining the figures - that would be a good companion to the purchase of the cross. Best Uses: Meditation, Prayer; Cons: none; Describe Yourself: Ordinary Catholic; Pros: Beautiful cross, Makes a lovely gift, Very moving, Visually Pleasing|
|By:||St Louis Mom (St Louis, MO, January 9, 2011)|
|Review:||5" cross fits nicely on desktop in home office. Only con = cross is light and is easily knocked over. Would benefit from manufacturer adding a bit of weight to the base. Best Uses: Display, Gifts, Good for desktop, Home; Cons: Too light; Pros: Good detail nice color, Visually Pleasing|
|By:||Joseph (Philadelphia, PA 19103, January 6, 2012)|
|Review:||The San Damiano Cross is used every day for my daily prayer times and meditation. The Cross is absolutely beautiful and enhances my times of prayer. When I light a candle before the Cross, the flikering of the candle light and the shadows that it casts, again, all enhance that special time spent with the Lord. Like a candle lit meal spent with a loving spouse.|
|By:||jenn (spring, March 25, 2014)|
|Review:||Saw a large version in a chapel and sure enough, you have this beautiful small size which I ordered and totally satisfied. Your service is excellent! Thank-you!|