Capilla del Santo Cristo de Lepanto; Catedral de Barcelona
According to legend, this Crucifix was present beside Don Juan of Austria at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. Its Presence wrought miracles against the onslaught of the Turks, and prevented them from advancing onward into Europe.
San Jose – “The morning after the spectacular fire, the Rev. Firmo Mantovani and bleary-eyed members of his parish were stunned by the wondrous sight inside the burned out shell of Holy Cross Catholic Church… the heavy, 10-foot-tall, Italian-made gilded wooden crucifix that somehow survived the four-alarm fire Sunday afternoon. [They] figured the crucifix and everything else inside the century-old church had been incinerated.” (+)