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According to tradition, Eustace was a general named  Placidus under the Roman emperor Trajan. During a hunting excursion near Tivoli, Italy, he encountered a stag with a crucifix glowing between its antlers, whereupon a divine voice prophesied that he was to suffer for Christ. He and his family were martyred by refusing to sacrifice to the Roman gods. He is the patron saint of hunters.    

   St. Eustache Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in Paris after Notre Dame de Paris and was built on the same Latin cross plan. It was begun in 1532 and wasn’t finished until 100 years later. It was consecrated on the 26th of April, 1637. The cathedral also is home to one of the largest and most beautiful pipe organs in the world. This cross is used to mark the Stations of the Cross in the Cathedral.

Dimensions: 1 3/4 x 1"

St. Eustache Cross