As well as being a source of spiritual comfort and a reminder to pray, a crucifix lends a home a certain ambience.
It makes a statement.
Among other things, it states that you are Catholic and unafraid to be so.
It would be good if more Catholic shops, warehouses and factories displayed a crucifix.
The above picture is of my son's studio in Australia.
A plenary indulgence is granted on each Friday of Lent and Passiontide to the faithful who, after Communion, piously recite the above prayer before an image of Christ crucified; on other days of the year the indulgence is partial."