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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

37730 St Francis Court, Purcellville, VA
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. Drive to the dead end of St. Francis Court; do not enter the church grounds.
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Crux Gloria Cross.

Crux Gloria Cross

The cross is still there and quite large. I visited during the day.

[john korman, 09/16/2021]

The cross is illuminated at night for the salvation of highway travelers.

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]

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