This crucifix, carved out of cypress wood by an unknown artist of the 17th century, depicts Christ in the agony of His Passion. It still hangs in the church of Our Lady of Grace in San Giovanni Rotondo. Padre Pio was praying in front of this crucifix on Friday morning, Sept. 20, 1918 when he received the stigmata. He was the first priest in the history of the Church to receive the stigmata. He carried the wounds of Christ till his death in 1968.