The Reconciliation Crucifix is made of a light colored wood called White Maple and Ambrosia Maple. The Celtic ring signifies the infinite love of the Heavenly Father to the sick.
Giving the Reconciliation Crucifix is like continuing the healing ministry of Christ to the sick. The Crucifix is a reminder of God’s love to us – the victory of Jesus on the cross.
At the end of the day, nothing will comfort the sick person but their relationship with God. The best thing you can leave with them is a sacramental, not only packed with indulgences and protection, but a reminder that they are not alone but with Jesus and the Blessed Mother (Miraculous Medal).
The wooden crucifix is an ordinary artifact to the world but it is made holy and extraordinary by our faith and love. Thus, when you give a Cross of St. Benedict to the sick, you are not telling them that it is a nice “must-have” in their powerlessness but you are conveying that it is time to start living a real relationship with Jesus.Do not be afraid. “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)
It is a beautiful moment to be able to change our perception of suffering. With compassion, we can empower the sick to surrender their discomforts, pain, insecurities, loneliness, fears, and anxieties uniting their infirmities to His Divine will. It is an ocean of mercy for our loved ones. And, it could be also an opportunity to show an act of faith to our Heavenly Father.