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  1. Thanks for your post! As a newcomer to Catholicism I’ve oft wondered if we should have a crucifix in every room. So far I’ve accomplished in the entryway, our bedroom and in our children’s bedrooms. Great explanation of why to have it in each room. I’ll keep adding them :)

  2. Your thought-provoking column is a reminder of a lesson that Dee and I learned many, many years ago. A holy woman who has been a big factor in our faith journey came to visit one day. She had a beautiful carved wooden crucifix in her hand. She gave it to us as a gift and recommended we put it near the front door so anyone entering would quickly see it. It is installed there along with a small nearby sign with this legend: This is a Catholic Home.” And we too have crucifixes in several rooms. As a smiling sidenote: we have parishioners and friends (and family) who don’t know what to give a deacon/wife… my office wall has a dozen crosses on display. If any of your readers would like a cross…. :-)

    • Hello, Deacon Tom! We, too, have a crucifix in our entry way. The sign would be a nice touch!

      Oh, and are you giving us a little encouragement to keep at least one wall bare … for when our time comes? :)

  3. Hi Lisa! Happy New Year! This article is so timely. Just this past weekend we started to be more intentional about putting crucifixes and other religious art around our home. It is so important to remind ourselves of both the joy and the sacrifice involved in family life. God bless you and your family always!

    • Hello Angelique! So great to hear from you. Happy new year to you as well. Nice to see we are in good company. We’ve also been more mindful to look for religious art, too! Now if only the paychecks were a little larger!

  4. Rachele

    When we totally accept our hardships (our crosses) we become as Christ (enlightened). Jesus Christ acceptance of his crucification taught us to do likewise. This is the redemption of mankind. Crosses are things that cannot be changed. Crosses are in every room our our home and hopefully are two teen boys will benefit.

  5. . I was also mad at God and alienated from him. A christian friend started praying for me and she said God told her to give me one of her favorite little wooden crucifix’s. After she had it blessed at church, she gave it to me. Well after I put it on, I couldn’t stop crying for day’s. I felt all of my hurt, pain, sorrow, and the sadness I had carried around with her for so long, lift off my shoulders all at once.

    • Carol

      Connie. It is my prayer that you have experienced and will continue to experience the deep and ever present love of our Lord for you. God bless you.

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