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San Damiano Cross – Franciscan Cross – Crucifixion – 4 sizes – Catholic Gift

San Damiano Cross – Franciscan Cross – Crucifixion – 4 sizes – Catholic Gift

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"It Is Finished"
James Tissot

The San Damiano Cross is one of the most famous in the world, but not everyone knows the story behind it. Painted around 1100 A.D. by an anonymous Umbrian artist, a copy of it hung in a rundown wayside chapel a couple of miles outside of Assisi, Italy. A young man was praying before it one day when suddenly it because alive and spoke to him.

"Francis, Francis, go and repair My house which, as you can see, is falling into ruins." Francis thought Jesus meant the little run down chapel. Francis and his followers repaired the little church, attracting more and more people. Francis later realized Jesus meant His Church in general. Eventually Francis's' order became a movement and one of the major religious orders of the world.

The little church is called Portiuncula. A few centuries after Francis's death, a basilica was built around it and the hut that Francis died in. It can be an incredibly moving pilgrimage to see that little church. Pictured here (not included with order) is the San Damiano chapel at the Poor Clares, with a copy of the cross to give you an idea of about what it looked like for Francis.

The San Damiano cross represents the calling of Christ.

- 8.5 x 11" or 11x14" or 13x17" acid-free paper
** IMPORTANT ** There is a white border around the image! The image is smaller than the paper! Sizes below
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

** IMPORTANT ** There is a blank border all around the image of about 1.3" for 8.5x11, 1.6" for 11x14, and 1.75" for 13x17". All Approx! The white space around picture means the image is smaller than the paper. It gives the framed picture a matted look without using a matt.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations, albeit slight, © by Sue Kouma Johnson - Classic Catholic Art.
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