This crucifix is a meditation on the final moments of Christ's agony. It has come alive on countless occasions between 1914 and 1920. Sometimes the eyes or mouth just closing and opening, but other times the whole body writhing in pain, with perspiration and blood dripping down. He gazed at many - sometimes kindly and lovingly - sometimes gravely or with a penetrating and stern glance. More than 8,000 testimonies to the miraculous events have been made, many sworn on oath. They were made by Religious and lay people, even unbelievers and atheists, from all classes and professions.
"The inner life of another that is known to God alone becomes to a much less degree open to us through friendship. It partially fills the desire of our incomplete, lonely hearts for completeness in another. Friendship brings out the best in a person through forgetfulness of self." - St. Thomas Aquinas