The Blessed Mother and Saint John
Below and to the left of Jesus are Mary, the mother of Jesus, and St. John
(The Disciple that Jesus loved). According to the Gospel of John (JN 19:26), Jesus upon seeing
his mother said: "Woman, this is your son" and then to John: "This is your mother"
The names of these two witnesses are written beneath their pictures:
Source: Fr. Michael Scanlan, T.O.R. , The San Damiano Cross: An Explanation
(Franciscan University Press Steubenville, Ohio 1983)
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