Archive Treasures: Relic of the True Cross

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The subtitle for this post could be, “Not all archive treasures stay in the archives.” This is about one relic we keep in the Sacristy and use for the Stations of the Cross. But it is also an archive item as it once hung on the wall of our Founder’s office.

Father Gerald’s desk and the Relic of the True Cross in the upper right.

This small framed and fading photo shows its location. The walls were laden with reliquaries, religious art, personal photos, and hanging prominently above his parent’s photos is this wooden cross containing a Relic of the True Cross.