A holding cross, or a comfort cross, as it is sometimes called, is an asymmetric cross that is made to fit ergonomically into the palm of one’s hand and is used during prayer. It is thought that the holding cross is based on an ancient design found in ancient European chapels. Although the origin of the holding/comfort cross tradition is not known, it is thought that it dates back to the early Christians.
Holding crosses are made out of many different types of materials, but few are as impressive as the Saint Miriam Holding Cross™. Each is a miniature replica of our patented-processional cross and they are blessed from the oil from the fruit of the Olive Tree, which has been used for religious rites since biblical times. In time your Saint Miriam Holding Cross™ will develop its own patina from frequent handling. No two crosses will ever look the same due to the variations in the grain on the brass used in its forging; each is unique…just like you! We pray that it brings you hours of peace with God.
Each Saint Miriam Holding Cross comes beautifully gift boxed in a Saint Miriam box, tied with a Saint Miriam ribbon for an elegant presentation!
Also, each comes with a Mass and Dedication card (see above) in a Gold Foil lined envelope! So, the recipient of this wonderful gift can also have a Mass dedicated to someone they love!
Each cross shows how we are “fearfully and wonderfully made”, and now you can order your one-of-a-kind Saint Miriam holding cross today and feel the love of God and spread this message wherever you go!
Our patented Saint Miriam Holding Crosses are hand forged and finished. This means that each is unique and that the finishing process sometimes varies the finished item depending on its unique reaction to the staining and metal processes used in their creation. The finishes will also change with frequent handling due to the contact with one’s skin and individual body chemistry. The crosses can originally come shipped to you in a deep brown or bronze hue all the way to a beautiful Verde green patina.
Shipping & Handling is reflected in the price.