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Crucifix of the Merciful Love

This work was realized in Spain, in 1931, by the sculptor Lorenzo Cullot Valera. The Crucified Christ who welcomes us with extended arms serenely waits andencourages us to trust.

Jesus Merciful Love, on the Cross, reminds us of the sacrifice on Mount Calvary, the white Host represents the daily renewal of the sacrifice on the altar of the Eucharist.

The cross stands above a globe, the world, which also supports a royal crown and an open book: the Gospel. In this book are written the words: “Love one another as I have loved you,”and on the cushion are the words: “You are, o Christ, the King of Glory.” Jesus, Merciful Love, you want to rule over the world by bringing it your Love.

The expression on his face is characteristic, as it shows great serenity even in the midst of pain and suffering. Jesus is represented still alive on the cross, looking towards heaven, as if he were imploring his Father, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they are doings.”

On his chest is the image of a red heart with the inscription: “Charitas.” How great the throbs of his love must have been for him to be happy to suffer unto death! By suffering, he showed the full measure of his great Love.

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