Pectoral St. Damian crucifix -Blessed by Pope Francis
BIG 3" - CROSS
The Saint Damiano cross, one of the most recognizable symbols in Christianity, has its roots in the Franciscan tradition. The Saint Damiano Cross is the large Romanesque rood cross before which St. Francis of Assisi was praying when he is said to have received the commission from the Lord to rebuild the Church.
Throughout the centuries the San Damiano cross has symbolized for Franciscans a mission to bring renewal to the Church. The cross is called an icon cross because it contains images of persons who have a part in the meaning of the cross.