Re: Covering the Crucifix??
The reason for covering the statures in church during Lent is to remind us that Lent is a time to focus on the Lordís passion. My grandmother told me that at home in the Azores where she was from, they used to turn the statues to face the wall. The reason was the same. These days some traditional parishes cover the statues. But it is not required as it was in the past.
Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.