The Deliverance Cross is outward facing and proclaims the divinity of the Christ, representing the transcendent nature of God. The back is curved with an infinite design, representing the eternal nature of God.
The Deliverance Cross is named for the responses to the Litany of the Holy Name, written on the circular portion. They are a constant request for protection and mercy.
"Libera me, Iesu" is Latin for, "Deliver me, O Jesus"
"Miserere Mei, lesu" is Latin for, "Have mercy on me, O Jesus"
Jesus is the central focus of the crucifix , who offers Himself as a perfect sacrifice to the Father, giving us hope of salvation.
Above Jesus are the letters, INRI, which are the initials of the Latin words for, "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews".
The scripted letter "M" at the bottom represents Mary at the foot of the cross.
The Halo is in the form of the Holy Eucharist with the Christogram, "IHS", which means, Jesus. Just as on the first Passover, the sacrifice must be eaten to be complete. On the cross, Jesus offered his very body and blood, sole and divinity to God the Father on our behalf. In Holy Communion, we participate in that very same sacrifice by consuming what has truly become the Body of Christ.
On the Arms of the crucifix are the Alpha and Omega symbols from the last chapter of the sacred scripture. "See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone's work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the tree of life" Rev 22:12-14
The back is simple, yet profound, with an infinite weave surrounding a star.
Mary is the daughter of God of the father, Mothproof God of the Son, and Spouse of the Holy Spirit. In effect, she is completely surrounded by the Triune God, and the Pinnacle of His creation.
The star in the center is in the original form of the Star of the Sea, representing Our Lady. It is also an image with straight lines and sharp edges, representing humanity surrounded by the divinity of God.
The braided design represents the eternal nature of God. It also represents the River of Life Fromm Revelation 22:1-2. The pattern comes from the Cosmetic Mosaic style seen in many Basilicas in Rome as well as Westerminster Abbey.
The Circular patterns surround the star in four direction, symbolizing the elements of the Earth harmonizing with the heavens in the center, or the meeting of Heaven and Earth. On the front of the cross, directly behind the star, is the Eucharist, the actual meeting of Heaven and Earth.