'Little Crucifix' of Blessed Charles

Pride of place in the 150 year Exhibition is given to the 'Little Crucifix' carried by Blessed Charles.

Fr. Eugene Nevin C.P. wrote of Blessed Charles :
The simplest discourse on the Passion moved Fr Charles to tears. Calvary was never absent from his thoughts. "Nevertheless he invariably carried about him a small crucifix, sometimes placed on top of his little devotional manuals as seen in the photo, but more often locked in his left hand palm. From time to time he could be seen to open the hand, look affectionately at the crucifix and raise it tenderly to his lips. I saw it after his death showing signs of long and frequent use".