This is a beautiful hand carved olive wood cross. It is deliberately uneven, in order to fit into your hand more comfortably than a “correctly shaped” cross would do.
It will develop its own natural patina as it is held and handled over time. Hold it and take comfort from it. It is the perfect companion for your prayers and meditation. It has been said that sometimes it is enough simply to hold the cross silently – this is itself prayer. If you or someone you know is ill simply holding the cross may be the best way to pray.
Each cross is approx. 11 cm height and 7 cm wide.
These crosses are made only from the prunings of ancient olive trees growing in the Bethlehem region, the site of the nativity of Jesus.