Friday, June 6, 2008

A Monstrance?

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.
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