“I have seen the figure of Christ.”

I wanted to share a blind parishioner’s encounter with our new processional crucifix. The pastor related it to me:

She heard that there was a new processional crucifix.  Probably her husband John described it to her.  She asked me if it would be OK for her to touch it.  Yes, of course, I said.  So with her husband’s help she explored the figure with her fingers.  She commented on the smoothness of some parts.  She could distinguish the nails, for example, and the crown of thorns. At the end she said something like, “I have seen the figure of Christ.  It is beautiful.”


About catholicsensibility

Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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