Photo essay by Ben Smidt
They are carved in wood, molded in clay and spun in glass. They depict suffering and hope. They are a symbol of God’s love, and they are present at Marquette — in chapels, of course, but also above chalkboards and classroom doors, in admissions offices and at stairwells, perched on desks and propped upon bookshelves. A cross is a spot of faith in a sterile chemistry lab. The crucifix is the sign for all Christians of the triumph of good over evil, of victory and not defeat. And it is a sign of God’s infinite love for men and women. Here are some of the crosses we found at Marquette.