Friday, June 6, 2008
In my last post I mentioned a monstrance. I bet not a lot of you folks know what that is. A monstrance holds the Consecrated Body of Our Lord. When a Catholic Priest pronounces the words of Consecration over the host wafer it actually becomes the Body of Christ although still visible as a host.
For purposes of Adoration a Consecrated Host is sometimes placed in a monstrance for viewing in a church or chapel. The photo of Pope Benedict XVI shows him with a monstrance.