This wood and stone crucifix sanctifies a space and makes your house a home. It is a profound expression for the lived Christian faith. It is a daily reminder for oneself as well as for guests and visitors of something eternally profound. Obediens usque ad mortem (Latin for “obedient even to death”), Jesus utters “It is finished!” (John 19:30). This exquisite crucifix is a most extraordinary gift for that special occasion or location in your office, home, school or rectory. This piece of sacred art hangs with ease on any wall in a study, home, chapel, or office. This is indeed a gift of authentic heirloom quality that will be prominently displayed, treasured and handed down from one generation to the next!
The Obediens Usque Ad Mortem Crucifix – An Awesome Labor of Love, Faith, and Hope
The wooden cross of the Obediens Usque Ad Mortem Crucifix measures 13.4 inches high and ten inches. The corpus is a composite of dolomite stone and resin created, molded, and hand-finished by cloistered nuns in France. Working in the atelier of their monastery, each nun, a true “contemplative in action”, fulfills a specific task required for the successful completion of each and every crucifix. Where, how, and by whom the Obediens Usque Ad Mortem Crucifix is fashioned demonstrates unambiguously that is is “culturally authentic” and an awesome labor of love, faith, and hope!
Obediens usque ad mortem – Obedient even unto death
Obedience (Latin for “listening intently”) is something we tend to think that only small children, students, and soldiers should practice. Yet the world was saved through obedience. The obedience of Christ to His Father – even unto death – reminds us that God may call each of us to go where we might prefer not to go. Often the death or life-threatening illness of a family member, friend, or loved one – and our own profound losses or failures in life – are a path which we would rather not walk. Yet if we listen intently to God in prayer, in discernment, and in the admonitions and challenges of trusted mentors and guides, we too will experience the liberating and transforming virtue of obedience. The Obediens Usque Ad Mortem Crucifix can be a beautifully stark reminder of this bracing truth.