Unity Cross Pendant 5 Ct bag w/ TOBI Vinyl Sticker
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We are now offering Unity Cross pendants in a 5-count bag with a bonus TOBI 3" vinyl sticker! Each metal pendant is 1.56 inches high (4cm). Share this beautiful cross with family and friends, opening the door to a conversation about it's meaning and about St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body. Plus it comes with an all-weather 3" vinyl sticker featuring our amazing TOBI mandorla logo!
About the Unity Cross:
"The Unity Cross was originally designed in Brazil in 1960 by Fr. Angel Vicente Cerro of the Schoenstatt Movement, a Marian Apostolic movement of the Catholic Church. It depicts the Virgin Mary — the "woman" at the foot of the cross — as an icon of the Church and humanity, receiving the blood of the crucified Christ in a chalice. It is the moment of the mystical, spousal union of the New Adam and the New Eve (see pp. 120-123 of At the Heart of the Gospel for a discussion of this mystery).
"The asymmetrical yet balanced shape of the cross is unique to Cerro's design. It expresses the tender, organic movements of Divine Providence.
"The Unity Cross was adopted by Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta as a symbol for her community and a large Unity Cross is prominent in the chapel of the motherhouse of the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India. In 1981, it was given to Pope John Paul II by the Schoenstatt family after he was shot in Saint Peter's Square. According to Cardinal Secretary of State Agostino Casaroli, it was a comfort and companion for the Holy Father during that 'trying hour.'"
— from At the Heart of the Gospel, Christopher West