Faith/Spirituality Forum: CRUCFIX

CRUCFIX QUESTION from Kevin Smith May 29, 2001 Dear Sir, I have a small crucifix with a scull and cross bones on the bottom of it that I found 20 years ago while remodeling a house. I believe that it is much older than that. What kind of crucifix is this? Should I get rid of this?
Thank you for your time! Kevin Smith
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, OLSM on July 8, 2001 Dear Mr. Smith:
No, you don't need to get rid of it. The Skull and Cross bones was a common symbol in the Church many years ago, and still is in some countries like Mexico.
Although I am not sure, I would imagine that the skull and cross bones at the bottom of the crucific symbolizes Christ's victory over death.
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