Crucified Christ

by Jerzy Kenar

 

Suspended above the main altar in the santuary of the basilica, is the 12- foot figure of the Crucified Christ - a 600 pound linden wood sculpture which is set against a backdrop of beveled architectual glass panels forming the cross.  With arms outstretched, but with a spirit of repose, this dominant image leads the faithful to reflect upon the suffering and sacrifice that was our Lord's gift to humankind.