For My Home…

Posted: November 5, 2010 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys

I want to replace my metal altar crucifix, with one I that I can more fully connect with.  In such a way that by merely gazing upon the face of Jesus who died for us would be a prayer in itself.

However for the longest time I couldn’t seem to find one.  In fact it appears they have lots of very beautiful, even handcrafted wall crucifixes but not home altar ones.  So I am going to get a wall crucifix and make a stand for it.

I hope to get this one soon…..

Comments
  1. juleslife says:

    I received the crucifix, sadly with arms of our Lord broken off and was upset initially. So I emailed the sisters of Carmel to inform them. Here is wonderful experience with the whole thing. ( see the email conversations below starting from the bottom)

    My Reply Today
    ———————
    Dear Sisters,

    The reason I purchased the crucifix in the first place is because I wanted one where I could just focus on our Lord in prayer. I fell in love with the one I saw on your website and so was truly heartbroken to see it was damaged. However I prayed for Him, the Holy Spirit to guide me and mended the arms with glue, then I was calmed by a passage that came to me from Psalm 22:14 “I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint.” Our Lord Jesus was broken for us….

    Hence I will treasure the one sent to me all the same….

    May the Lord’s Peace Be With You all,

    Love
    Julian

    Sent: Friday, 3 December, 2010 3:20 AM
    Subject: Re: Notification of payment received

    Dear Julian,

    We are sorry to hear that the crucifix arrived broken. We are sure it is because we did not put it in a box and we do apologize for this. We can either give you this crucifix you have for only $60.00, which is over 50% off, or, if you like, you could send this one back and we could send out another one. We would pay for the shipping back to the U.S.

    Please let us know how you would like us to proceed.

    God bless you,
    The Carmelite Sisters
    —– Original Message —–
    Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 6:28 AM
    Subject: RE: Notification of payment received

    Dear Sisters,

    I have received the package, and I must say I am truly disappointed with the way it was packed. I received the crucifix with both arms of our Lord broken off the rest of his body is fine.

    Peace…

    Julian

  2. julesplife says:

    The latest reply I received from the Sisters of whom I will be praying for…

    Date: December 4, 2010 2:41:05 AM GMT+08:00
    Subject: Re: Notification of payment received
    Dear Julian,

    We are deeply touched by your generosity in accepting the broken crucifix and especially for your thoughts on the beautiful psalm. May Our Lord bless you for this and grant you many graces through this crucifix. We will refund your account for the $72.95.

    God bless you!
    The Carmelite Sisters

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