THE INSPIRATION: The passage of the Gospel “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed”John 20:29, as interpreted by “Caravaggio” (1571 – 1610), gives life to a work symbolically representing the Holy Faith.
THE CRUCIFIX: Antiqued Gold plated finish. On the front side features the four Evangelists, who narrated the Life and the Works of Jesus. On the back side the four Evangelists emblems and the “Christ Pantocrator” in the center. “We did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty” Peter 2:16 “But these are written that you may (come to) believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through this beliefyou may have life in his name” John 20:31
THE CENTERPIECE: Antiqued Gold plated finish. The picture “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” (1600 – 1601) by Caravaggio sets the backdrop for the reproduction of the Holy Door of the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, where its opening symbolizes the “Door of Faith” introducing to a Life in Communion with God, (ref. Acts 14:27), “Porta Fidei” (Door of Faith) is the title of the Apostolic Letter by His Holiness Benedict XVI
THE BEADS: 7mm clear faceted Bohemian glass beads - 7mm topaz color faceted Bohemian glass Our Father beads. The Rosary Beads reflect the Vatican colors, symbolizing Faith preserved through the Holy Father: “And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it” Matthew 16:18