San Damiano Cross 10"

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San Damiano Cross 10"
  • San Damiano Cross
  • From the popular Joseph's Studio Renaissance Collection
  • A beautiful and colorful cross inspired by the cross in Assisi, Italy

The San Damiano Cross is considered an icon because it contains images of people with special meaning to the actual cross. The largest figure on the cross is Christ crucified. Beside Him are the five major witnesses to his crucifixion, Mary, Mother of Jesus; St. John the Beloved; Mary Magdalene, Mary, Mother of James and the centurion. There are also two minor witnesses to the crucifixion, Longinus, the Roman soldier who pierced the side of Jesus and Stephaton, the soldier who offered Jesus a sponge soaked in vinegar wine. Amongst these prominent witnesses are six angels and six patron saints of Umbria: St. John, St. Michael, St. Rufino, St. John the Baptist, St. Peter and St. Paul. At the top of the San Damiano Cross is the image of Jesus resurrected and climbing out of the tomb, surrounded by ten heavenly angels. Other images found in the San Damiano cross are the right hand of God, a bird and another animal. The original painter of the San Damiano Cross is unknown, however, some believe he had painted an image of himself as a small face over the shoulder of the major witnesses. The San Damiano Cross is the Cross beneath which St. Francis was praying when he received his commission from the Lord to rebuild the Church. The original San Damiano Cross now hangs in Santa Chiara Church (St. Clare Church) in Assisi, Italy. 

  • Measures approximately 10.75 " (H) x 8" (W) x 1" (D)
  • Resin-stone crafted
  • Handpainted design

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  • 5 Feb 26th 2019
    San Damiano Crucifix

    Beautiful Crucifix - I have it hanging in my prayer room so I can gaze upon Christ. Very happy with the service I received when I ordered it.
    I have ordered several items from Catholic Company and have always been very pleased. Thank you!

    Janelle Feldhuhn

  • 5 Oct 25th 2018
    San Damiano Crucifix

    This crucifix is so beautiful! I originally bought it for the bedroom but quickly moved it to the main hallway so that everyone could see it.

    Carla Mintert

  • 5 Jan 16th 2018

    It is lovely. Sturdy and beautiful.

    Theresa von Phul

  • 5 Nov 8th 2017

    beautiful piece, wonderful colour & detail


  • 4 Feb 3rd 2017

    the san damiano cross I recently purchased from you was exquisite, truly beautiful and of high qulity. it was a gift for my brother and he truly loved it.


  • 5 Jan 15th 2017
    San Damiano Cross

    It is absolutely beautiful. Worth every penny.

    Pam Monteleone

  • 5 Dec 5th 2016
    San Damiano Cross

    We love our new San Damiano Cross. We have affixed it to the wall as you enter our home and we love it there. Thank you Catholic Company!


  • 5 Sep 13th 2016
    San Damiano crucifix

    This is a very beautiful crucifix. It has so much detail in it. I am very satisfied as I always am with your products.

    M Guerrero

  • 5 Aug 5th 2016

    This is the second on I purchased, to go downstairs where I read and meditate. The detail is quite extraordinarily done. You have to see this one to truly know how well made it is.

    Derric Mast

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