Fulget Crucis Mysterium

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On Friday, 14 September 2012, feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the third copper cross, fashioned by our own craftsmen, Damien and Ben, was hoisted into place and fixed on the pinnacle of Silverstream Priory facing the sea. The cross is over eight feet tall; it is made of timber, covered in copper sheeting, and sealed with lead.

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A beautiful piece of craftsmanship! I take it that that cross design (which I have a soft spot for) is typical of the british isles? I don't think I've ever seen it on the continent.

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About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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