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monstrance

RC Church a receptacle, usually of gold or silver, with a transparent container in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration

ostensory, monstrance

A device in which the Eucharistic wafer may be displayed.
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The monstrance is meant for public devotion but this has caused too much pain.
And my first prayer once I settled in, once I focused on the monstrance, was, "Let me have no distance on this.
Contract notice: Risk insurance / civil liability, insurance of land transport of silver monstrance and damage insurance on the property of the city of madrid (3 lots).
In this sense, the political subject, Panagia observes, does not necesarily point to a specific cultural group or identity-formation but rather to what he calls 'a force of appearance, or power of monstrance, whose contour remains undetermined' (p.
He believed that it was the holy water stoup of the Emperor Charlemagne and when he got back to Britain he bought a solid gold foot from a solid gold monstrance that Philip of Spain had given to the monastery of Escorial in the 156OS/7OS.
The frequent praise of her charity and intelligence is exemplified by an anecdote about a stolen custodia, the monstrance or ostensorium used to display the Eucharistic host in a church.
Through the lens of this liturgical context, Nectoux's earlier comment that "everything [in the Requiem] radiates from [the Pie Jesu]" finds a new resonance: the other movements of the Requiem seem to radiate outward from the Pie Jesu as golden rays of a monstrance radiate outward from the Blessed Sacrament.
The Eucharist was elevated at Mass and ensconced in a monstrance for exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and was received only rarely, usually after a sincere confession of sins to a priest.
But here in the corridor, ladies and gentlemen, you will mark a priest in a chasuble--the old prior bearing a monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament.
As Monstrance Clock rounded off the show with the most eyrie singalong you'll ever hear, plumes of white smoke blew across the stage making you half expect Nosferatu to emerge from the shadows.
The story featured in a hagiography by Thomas of Celano and was depicted in a panel painting of 1360 by Guido da Siena, which shows the saint with a monstrance of the Holy Eucharist, the dazzling sight of which caused the infidels to retreat in disarray.
Raman investigation on two historical objects from Basel Cathedral: The Reliquary cross and Dorothy monstrance.