LARGE Crucifix ?

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LARGE Crucifix ?

Postby Shamr0ck » Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:31 pm

Good evening ~

I'm starting a rosary mission at my parish and in addition to wanting a larger than life rosary to educate others, I've also been asked to make some for a local Catholic school whose religion teachers want something that will work well from the front of a class room.

I completed a knotted rosary today in #132 braided cord from FNT Industries. From the 1st Our Father knot at the crucifix end to the center of the middle decade is 55" long. The cord itself is just under 1/4" in diameter and each knot is just over 1/2" in diameter.

I'm hopeful that in the groups' collective travels a source for larger crucifixes has been found and given the scale of the above rosary a suggestion can be made for how large a crucifix should be so the end result is aesthetically pleasing.

Once I find the right sized crucifix, I expect I'll make each religious ed class at the parish a super sized rosary too ~

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions.

~ bno ~
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Postby Maire » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:40 pm

Good Day, Shamr0ck

What a great idea... your rosary sounds wonderful! Those children (and teachers) will be so grateful for your gifts.

I do not know the answer to your question, but was curious about the proportion and measured my First Communion rosary... it is 20" from the first bead to the center bead and the crucifix is 2" ... if you use that same ratio of 10/1, perhaps a crucifix that is 5.5 to 6" would look about right for your larger version? You might be able to adapt a 6" wall crucifix if you do not find one made specifically for a rosary.

In case this may be useful to you, here is a corpus that seems to be the right dimensions for a 6" crucifix: ... -2275.html

If there are any woodworkers in your vicinity, maybe you could find a volunteer to custom-make the cross for you... maybe someone from your church or grandfather of one of the school children? (My Dad and his friends at the senior center are always doing projects like this with wood that has been donated. It makes them happy.)

Another idea: if you have enough twine left, you could make a knotted cross with the same rosary cord, then attach the corpus somehow.

Saying a prayer to St. Anthony and a prayer to St. Joseph for the success of your mission. Please give us an update someday!

God bless you.
LORD, let Your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in You. ~ Psalm 33:22

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