Exhibition of crucifixes opens at Westminster Cathedral

Reverse of a crucifix from the Holy Land, 19th century. On one side is the Corpus and on the other are Instruments of the Passion.
UNITED KINGDOM---Could there be a more powerful and enduring expression of devotion than depictions of Christ and the cross? There are certainly no other religious images that have been made in so many locations over so many centuries. Starting on Ash Wednesday, the exhibition ‘Cross the World: Building Bridges in Wood’ will be at Westminster Cathedral, London. It is a rare attempt to bring together the global diversity of crucifixes and other types of cross in one place, side by side. It is appropriate that this exhibition of wooden crosses should be in the Cathedral’s Chapel of St Joseph, whose feast day is in Lent. The foster father of Jesus was not only a carpenter and a model of selflessness; he was also a refugee parent looking after a wife and child during their flight into Egypt. [link]