Piety Pelican Intaglio Cross
9 inches tall and beautifully painted either red or navy with gold rays layered on top. A pearly white finished intaglio of the Piety Pelican measuring 3 inches across is placed in the middle.
Ethically made in Lubbock, TX by the Coury Family.
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“The symbolism of the mother pelican feeding her little baby pelicans is rooted in an ancient legend which preceded Christianity. The legend was that in time of famine, the mother pelican wounded herself, striking her breast with the beak to feed her young with her blood to prevent starvation. Another version of the legend was that the mother fed her dying young with her blood to revive them from death, but in turn lost her own life.
Given this tradition, one can easily see why the early Christians adapted it to symbolize our Lord, Jesus Christ. The pelican symbolizes Jesus our Redeemer who gave His life for our redemption and the atonement He made through His passion and death. We were dead to sin and have found new life through the Blood of Christ. Moreover, Jesus continues to feed us with His body and blood in the holy Eucharist.” https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-symbolism-of-the-pelican.html