Our Mysterium Paschale Cross (Latin for the Paschal Mystery) is made of bronze and depicts five pivotal events in the life of Jesus:
The Annunciation by the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary
The Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist
The Last Supper on the night before Jesus died
The Crucifixion and burial of Jesus
The Resurrection of Jesus the Christ from the dead
In the heart of Jesus, which was pierced, the kingdom of heaven and the land of earth are bound together. Here is for us the source of life. This heart is the heart of the Triune Divinity, and the center of all human hearts… It draws us to itself with secret power, it conceals us in itself in the Father’s bosom and floods us with the Holy Spirit. This heart, it beats for us in a small tabernacle where it remains mysteriously hidden in that still, white host.
—St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)