Religious orders and congregations

Crux fidelis

Padre-Pio-Il-mistero-della-croceFather Pius (Pio) of Pietrelcina during the adoration of the cross on Good Friday. According to the pre-Pius XII liturgy, the crucifix rests on a cushion and lies on the altar steps, instead of being supported by two acolytes, as it is the case in the reformed form.