Observing this beautiful olive wood carving we need to rejoice in Gods everlasting wisdom and forever try to find redemption in all of us. To be purified of sin and to defeat death we follow the teachings of Jesus and this symbol is there to keep our faith unaltered. Mother of Pearl gives a mysterious shine as the color comes to life reminding us of the chance we have to find love in God and around us. The four books of the Gospel are represented by the smaller crosses. And, a piece of the Holy Land has been filled in the center ring to bring you closer to where Jesus prayed.