The San Damiano cross is one of the most popular crucifixes available and it is especially a favorite of those who have a devotion to St. Francis of Assisi. Its unique design is a copy of the miraculous crucifix that came to life and spoke to St. Francis saying, “Francis, go and repair My house, which you see is falling down.” Today, the original San Damiano cross is preserved in the Basilica of Saint Clare, but thousands keep the beloved design in their homes and wear it close to their hearts.