The ancient tradition of religious jewelry did not begin with Catholics, but we have made remarkable contributions to this time-honored custom. More than just an adornment, faithful jewelry marks us for Christ, reminds us of who we are in Him, and proclaims Him to others.
Catholic jewelry reminds us to invoke the protection and blessing of the saints and serves as an outward sign of our interior life. When blessed by a priest, it also brings powerful sacramental graces to those you cherish.
One of the most powerful images to wear is the crucifix. Of course, we Catholics can wear the cross without a corpus. There is nothing “wrong” with that. Both the cross and the crucifix are symbols of what God has done for mankind and for each of us personally. Both depict the perfect, radical, and sacrificial love of God for every one of His children. Both are wonderful ways to show our faith and devotion as Catholic Christians.
So why might we consider wearing the crucifix in particular?
As Catholics, we believe that the divinity of Christ is not obscured by portraying His humanity. It is precisely because He is the God-Man that He can be the only Mediator between God and us. In this union of His two Natures in His one divine Person, we receive both His humanity and His divinity.
When we see Christ’s humanity portrayed on the cross, we are encouraged to press on in our own trials. We know that there is nothing we will ever suffer that Christ has not first suffered for us. In this way, we know we are not alone.
Wearing the crucifix also reminds us of how much Christ suffered for us. It is a small way to express our gratitude for His sacrificial love and remind ourselves of what it means to follow Him. Wearing it represents Jesus’ obedience to God the Father and our own allegiance to Christ. It can encourage us in times of great difficulty and speak for us when we are seen by others.
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