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San Damiano Sterling Cross

San Damiano Sterling Cross

SKU: 104480

Sterling silver San Damiano cross, made in Italy and comes with sterling silver chain and boxed.


According to Franciscan tradition, it was while praying before this cross in the chapel of San Damiano, just outside Assisi, that Francis of Assisi received a call to rebuild the Church.


When the Poor Clares moved from San Damiano to the Basilica of Santa Chiara in 1257, they took the original San Damiano Cross with them and still guard it with great solicitude. It now hangs in the Basilica over the altar of the Chapel of the Crucifix – a reconstruction of the Church of Saint George, which was torn down to build the Basilica.


The crucifix hanging over the altar of the ancient church of San Damiano is a copy. Franciscans regard this cross as a symbol of their mission to commit their lives and resources to renewing and rebuilding the Church.


Medal Size :  2.5 cm x 3.5 cm


Chain Length: 52 cm