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Do you know the profound symbolism of St. John Paul II’s famous crucifix?

"The symbol of the Cross is always striking and distinct. It immediately communicates a profound reality, even to those unaware of its meaning.

While there are different styles and depictions of Christ’s cross, each variation ultimately helps emphasize something distinct about the Passion of Our Lord. 

Some of these variations have become instantly recognizable—such as the papal crucifix of St. John Paul II. Chosen upon his election in 1978, this crucifix stands as a distinct symbol in Catholic history."

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Question to ponder: Which part of the symbolism has the most impact on you?

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