If you can choose but one crucifix for your church, chapel, retreat house, school, hospital, or hospice, consider the Standing Papal Crucifix, rich with tradition and a favorite among past Popes. Made of solid bronze, this Papal Crucifix measures 13.75 inches high, 9 inches wide, and 3 inches deep. The Papal Crucifix is also available as a hanging wall crucifix in several sizes (click here). The 11.5 inch and 14 inch sizes are ideal as a wall cross for the home or classroom while the 23.6 inch larger size is perfect for any chapel or garden. This Papal Crucifix celebrates a wedding or confirmation in a most profound way. Also available as a Papal Altar Crucifix (click here).
The Crucifix of Choice for Saint Pope John Paul II
The Papal Crucifix is immediately recognizable to any Catholic as the crucifix used by many of the most recent popes: Saint Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis. It has typically rested atop the pastoral staff used by the Popes. Commissioned by Pope Paul VI and designed by Lello Scorzelli, the papal crucifix was first used at the closing of the Second Vatican Council on December 8, 1965. The Standing Papal Crucifix is a close replica of this crucifix, and is available in different sizes to fit your needs. It is made of solid bronze in Europe, using old-world techniques. The level of craftsmanship shown in this crucifix ensures that it will become a treasured heirloom in your family, to be passed down through the generations.
The small and medium sizes of the hanging crucifix are ideal for home wall crosses: both add a beautiful air of reverence and tradition to your home or classroom. The large size can also be used at home, but is additionally suited for chapel or liturgical use. Finally, we even designed a custom version of the crucifix for a parish in Delaware that was nearly five feet tall! (For this custom papal crucifix, click here.) Clearly, this crucifix speaks strongly to many Catholics, and it is with great pride that we offer it.
A Crucifix Symbol of Strength, Unity, Diversity, and Tradition
This crucifix has been the choice of so many popes for a reason: its simple yet evocative design depicts important aspects of the crucifixion. A truly beautiful reminder of the meaning of the crucifixion.
The Standing Wall Crucifix is a wonderful gift for the home as well for Ordinations, Jubilees, profession of vows, and wedding anniversaries. Symbol of faith, the Standing Papal Crucifix is a near replica of the crucifix which rests on the top of the pastoral staff used by Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul I, Saint Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis. The Scorzelli crucifix was the model for the crucifix on the rosaries Pope Benedict XVI gave to his guests.