San Damiano Crucifix & Its Message

During this program Mary Jane Fox & Robert Rodriguez will discuss the story and symbolism behind the San Damiano Crucifix, which spoke to St. Francis of Assisi and told him to rebuild the Church. This led to Francis’ conversion and to his founding of the Franciscan order of missionaries.

We will explain the significance of religious icons and how these sacred images can lead us to prayer and help us on our faith journey.

Message of Hope:
The same things that the Book of the Gospels explains by means of words, the painter shows by means of his works…with a soundless voice the icons teach those who behold him. – St. Basil the Great

Visit PilgrimCenterofHope.org/Living for more information.