I am the Youth Minister at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Nederland, TX. One of my teens was given this cross in November, 2011 at the National Catholic Youth conference. My sister and her family have been going through an incredibly rough year, and we are all carrying some very heavy burdens because of what they are going through. This special teen of mine knew that we were asking for many prayers for my family, and on a particularly rough day, she shows up in our youth room with this cross. She told me she had been holding onto it since the conference in November, and that she knew when the time was right, she would know who to pass it on to. The cross could not have come at a better time. It was confirmation from God that He does indeed hear our prayers and that He will provide for us if we will just trust in His will and timing.