Crafting my First San Damiano Crucifix

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Planning to make a lovely crucifix from scratch? The easiest one to make is the San Damiano cross. I love its style and it highlights some important characters in the gospels. The best cross you can look at when reflecting on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

We just move to a farmhouse and I thought of making some crosses for the whole house. I already made the first batch (five of them) last month and I am planning to make some more in the future.

For those interested, I am sharing here the materials and tools I used for this project followed by some photos for your reference. Let me know if you need further advice.

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  • 3/4 inch plywood of any type
  • Pencils, rulers, and measuring tape to mark the lines of the cross for cutting.
  • A jig saw or a small wood saw to cut the crosses out from the pluwood
  • Sandpaper to smoothen the edges and surfaces
  • Some paint, mahogany or similar color
  • Paint brush
  • Photo papers A4 size
  • Photo template from the internet, you may need to resize it
  • A color printer
  • Scissors for cutting the cross out from the photo paper
  • Some wood glue to paste the photo onto the wooden cross
  • A nail or a hook used to hang the cross on the wall

Let us serve Christ and the Church in all circumstances!

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Super Fresh “Kamote” from our Garden Today

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Never thought of having a handful of these today until my father-in-law surprised me with a couple of them early this morning. So, I went ahead and harvested the rest.

These came from a single plant, the only one that survived (I planted around 10) from what I sowed way back July last year.

I can finally taste some fresh sweet potatoes from our own garden for the first time. Just in time for the lenten season.

Let us serve Christ and the Church in all circumstances!

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A Foot of a Rainbow in our Farmhouse

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Look upon the rainbow, and praise him who made it, exceedingly beautiful in its brightness.

Sirach 43:11

When was the last time saw a real rainbow? Here in our place, when we see one, for some reason we see it so vividly that we think (as you can observe in the photos) one of its feet falls on our small paddy field.

So, I am officially proclaiming our farmhouse as the rainbow observatory capital of the Philippines. Of course I’m joking! Hope you enjoy these two raw photos I took on the 6th and 30th of December 2020 respectively.

Let us serve Christ and the Church in all circumstances!

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A Foggy Morning Walk in the Village

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A lovely early morning walk in the neighbourhood right after dawn here in the Quezon Province. This phenomenon is rare in a region with warm climate. I jogged a bit and stopped to take some photos. Hope you’d enjoy them!

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Let us serve Christ and the Church in all circumstances!

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