The glorious missionary cross
In harmony with the missionary purpose of Pope Francis “I dream of a 'missionary option,' that is a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything”, and with the Pastoral Plan of the Church in Vicenza, “Be baptised, and live the Life of the World”, Koiné 2020 organizes an exhibition dedicated to the Cross, or Crucifix, analysed throughout two different perspectives:
- the missionary aspect that characterises the contemporary Church
- the aspect of the Glorious Christ Crucifix that accompanies the life of the Believers
After finishing his studies, Marcello Aversa started to support his father in his small factory of clay bricks for wood ovens. In the 80s, when the fascination for the Presepe Napoletano (Napolitan Nativity Scene) increased, he developped his interest, first creating different sets with the traditional technique and then molding really small clay figures. In 2001 he finally opened an Art Boutique in the historical city centre of Sorrento. During the last few years, he dedicated himself to the theme of the Crucifix, and his creations, the Christus Vincit and the Vita Semper Vincit, are now located respectively in the Sorrento Cathedral and in the Dome of Mirandola. Other pieces are displayed at the Great School of Saint Teodoro in Venice, at the Cathedral of Santo Spirito in Florence and at the Museum of Belenes de Molina in Spain.