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Wall Crucifix Made of Gilded Damascus Steel

Wall Crucifix Made of Gilded Damascus Steel
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    Inseparable unit. Forged wall cross

    "Can you see on the wall cross that its matter has been driven to "white heat" several times and resisted fire? Can you feel that powerful blows have connected the layers into a visible diversity and yet inseparable unity? The pattern symbolizes itself multi-dimensionally. The cross shape seems to emerge from the plate. The gold is refined, purified in the fire, clarified in the embers of heat. This ancient wisdom of life is reflected in this cross. Such a wall cross can help to transfer the sometimes hard process of the always everyday life into more authenticity, into more truthfulness, into more transparency. In this sense, we reforge sword steel into crosses, shape lightness of life in the power of fire." (Fr. Abraham OSB)
    In more prosaic terms, this wall cross is created by skillfully forging and welding the individual layers of steel, with the classic cross shape enclosed in the steel. It is made individually, no two are exactly alike in size and shape.

    A Settlement on a Mountain: Königsmünster Abbey in Meschede.

    According to an old Latin verse, the Cistercians preferred valleys, the Benedictines mountains, the Franciscans small towns, and the Jesuits large towns for their monasteries: “Bernhardus valles, montes Benedictus amabat, / oppida Franciscus, magnas Ignatius urbes”. The Benedictines of the Königsmünster Abbey have certainly kept to this, for their monastery towers high above Meschede, town in the mountainous Sauerland region. From a bird’s eye view, you’ll easily spot that the monastery’s buildings build up a small town on their own: in the foreground the grammar school and some of the monastery buildings, flanked by the House of Silence and the “Oasis”, further back the workshops with a smithy and carpentry plus the agricultural buildings – all this embedded in a park-like garden.

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    Article Number 79216

      Damascus steel, 24 carat electroplated gold. Approx. 7 × 12 cm. Weight 200 g. Supplied with hanger.
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