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Sunday, January 30, 2011
TheSan Damiano Crossis the largeRomanesqueroodcross thatSt. Francis of Assisiwas praying before when he received the commission from the Lord to rebuild theChurch. The original cross presently hangs in theBasilica of Saint Clare(Basilica di Santa Chiara) inAssisi.Franciscanscherish this cross as the symbol of their mission from God. The cross is of a type sometimes called aniconcross because besides the main figure it contains images of other saints and people related to the incident of Christ's crucifixion.
This cross was gifted to our discerning community by the Franciscan friars, Brothers Max and Robert. It hangs in one of the two homes the community members share.