Comfort Cross - Mother & Son Crucifix
This cross shows Mary at the side of Christ crucified, and is often called the "comfort cross" or "mother and son crucifix".
Made in Italy with nickle and lead free pewter with a bright silver finish and plain back.
Size: 4cm tall, 3cm wide. It comes with a silver steel split ring through the loop on top so it is ready for hanging or attaching.
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I am often asked what is the difference between a cross and a crucifix. The simple answer is that a crucifix has the body of Christ on the cross in remembrance of the crucifixion. The cross has no body on it in celebration of the resurrection. The crucifix is more often (but not at all exclusively) preferred for Catholic items and the cross is used by all Christians.