The Crucifix is the explanation of all enigmas, the solution of all doubts, the centre of all beliefs, the source of all hope, the symbol of all love.
It reveals man to himself, and God to man.
It presents a light to time, that it may regard eternity and be reassured.
The Crucifix is sweet to behold in the time of joy; in sorrow, there is no object to compare with it. It gives light in darkness; its silent preaching is always eloquent, and death is life in presence of this grand pledge of eternal life.
– P. Faber