Purcellville, Virginia: Crux Gloria Cross - Night Outline of Jesus

A large Jesus on a cross glows at night for the salvation of highway travelers.

St. Francis de Sales Church

Address:
37730 St Francis Court, Purcellville, VA
Directions:
St. Francis de Sales Church. East edge of town. North side of the Hwy 7 bypass/Harry Byrd Hwy, just west of the exit for Hwy 287/Berlin Tpke.
Phone:
540-338-6381
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Crux Gloria Cross - Night Outline of Jesus

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Big Cross.

"Crux Gloria" Cross - Night Outline of Jesus

Large 37-ft. steel cross with the image of Jesus cut out. It is illuminated at night so one driving by sees just the body of Jesus. The cross fades away. Pretty incredible. When it was erected and dedicated on the grounds of St. Francis de Sales Church, many of the area newspapers covered the event. It was designed and built by Tomas Fernandez, a local artist. A gift shop in town (The Salvation Shoppe) has small ones for sale, including ones on a chain to wear around your neck.

[Fr.Martin, 08/07/2003]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Birthplace of Wright Brothers MomBirthplace of Wright Brothers Mom, Hillsboro, VA - 4 mi.
Mighty Midget KitchenMighty Midget Kitchen, Leesburg, VA - 8 mi.
Where to Go in a Nuclear WarWhere to Go in a Nuclear War, Harpers Ferry, WV - 13 mi.
In the region:
George Washington's Endangered Stool, Washington, DC - 38 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

June 24, 2019

My Sights

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Virginia Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

National Enquirer Live!, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (Jun 24-30, 2019)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Nearby Hotels: Purcellville, Virginia

Nightly rates found:

Book Now