The cross hanging in the South Narthex,  is designed by Virgil Cantini of Pittsburgh in 1975 and constructed of enamel inlays, tells of life out of death, emphasized by the interweaving of thorns and lilies.

Inscribed in a circle at the center of the cross is the Agnus Dei, Christ as the Lamb of God, whose sacrificial life is the theme of the four evangelists, whose symbols appear at the ends of the cross arms.

The color scheme of the cross was designed to reproduce the colors of the stained glass in the Rose Window at the opposite end of the main axis of the nave.