Crosses from around the world - El Salvador

Whole schoolRE, Classroom Reflection
An RE lesson exploring Christianity around the world that can be done at home


This cross is from El Salvador. It is called the María Gómez cross. María Cristina Gómez was a teacher who was a Christian and who worked hard to support women. One day she was taken and killed. The cross was made after she died and showed the things that were important in her life.

Things to do

  • Write down the things you can see on the cross that were important in her life.
  • What things would give people an idea of what is important to you? Draw them or write a list.
  • Ask an adult or a friend if they can guess what you might say.