Toward the end of last year the Sisters of Compassion received a crucifix from Terry Verrall. It once belonged to Suzanne Aubert. When Mother Aubert died Sister Zita Lenihan acquired the crucifix. Sister Zita was Terry’s great aunty, his mother’s aunt and his grandfather’s sister. When Sister Zita died his mother was given the cross and had it by her bedside for 50 years. After Terry’s mother died knowing the cross’s history he wanted it. Terry not knowing how much longer he has to live decided the Sisters of Compassion must have it. The roundel at the top of the cross suggests it was for a lanyard, as worn by French priests.