Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Every home should have a crucifix....and every Catholic workplace too

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.

Behold, O Kind and most sweet Jesus, before Thee I humbly kneel, and with the most fervent desire of my soul, I pray and beseech Thee to impress upon my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity, true contrition for my sins and a firm   purpose of amendment. 
With deep affection and grief of soul, I ponder within myself, mentally contemplating Thy five wounds, having before my eyes the words which David the Prophet spoke concerning Thee: 
 "They have pierced my hands and my feet, they have numbered all my bones."

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."


  1. When I taught public school I displayed a reproduction of a Byzantine ikon of The Theotokos. "One small step for mankind..."

  2. Nearly every Polish home I have been in has a Cruxifix, a copy of the Black Madonna, and a portrait of Bl. John Paul II.

    Hospitals, doctors' and dentists' surgeries, medical centres, shops, and all sorts of businesses display a crucifix.

    As you say, it lends a certain ambience and makes a statement.

    God bless!

  3. My ex-husband was afraid to much of a statement was going to be made by my putting up a crucifix in the living room...

    seriously? It's our home.

    My escape from the world. I was not going to even think for a second that I might possibly "offend" someone visiting. That was then though...and I proudly have a crucifix in three of the rooms in my new house now.

    It's not only a statement...but also a reminder to the dweller of the home. What do you think when you look at your crucifix in your home??? That much more thought about Jesus dying for us...only pushes the devil away that much more.

    :) Thanks for posting,


  4. I have one in every room of the house. Even the bathrooms!

    A Crucifix is the first thing that goes on a wall in a room-every time we have moved.

    God Bless!

  5. I was amazed, and delighted, when I visited a big supermarket in downtown El Paso, and saw a crucifix on the wall near the check outs! Wouldn't get that in Tesco's!