A cross appears

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cross

One of the less “fun” things on a dig is pottery washing . . . hundreds of shards encrusted with dirt and plaster that must be individually scrubbed. But, as Anna Dauffenbach discovered, sometimes that scrubbing reveals something . . . blessed. This is a shard of a bowl upon which the potter had stamped a cross. Perhaps from other shards we will be able to reconstruct (at least in part) the bowl containing this stamp. Of greater import is the link it creates between the Christian digger today and one of her ancestors in the faith, who shared with her a faith in the crucified one.  As the liturgy declares, “Together with angels and archangels and all the company of heaven…”