Pardon Crucifix 2" with Pamphlet
Devotion to obtain pardon of God and to pardon one’s neighbor
Richly indulgenced sacramental
Approximately 2-1/4" long (56 mm)
Includes information card
(This is the only metal crucifix on which the priest is permitted to place the Happy Death indulgence when blessing it)
The Pardon Crucifix is a true weapon against Satan, an important sacramental in the Catholic arsenal as it is a powerhouse of Indulgences and symbolism. The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes an indulgence as "a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven".
On the Front of the Pardon Crucifix, above the corpus, are the words “Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum. ” The English translation is “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”
On the back of the cross is the Sacred Heart and two inscriptions. The first on the horizontal portion is the prayer of pardon which gives this crucifix its name, "Father, forgive them". On the vertical portion of the back are the words spoken by Jesus to St. Margaret Mary in 1675, "Behold this Heart which has so loved men". At the foot of the cross, also on the back, is the symbol of Mary.