A Monstrance

One of the few things I remember from the CCD program I attended as a child is learning what the monstrance was. (Funny what one remembers.) Later in life, when I came to the practice of the faith, I came to love monstrances for the One who is shown in them.

Here is a photo of the monstrance (made in 1930) that I am hoping to acquire for Holy Rosary. The monstrance we have now is rather small and does not have the proper type of luna (the device that holds the consecrated host).

One of the reasons that I think this monstrance would be well-suited for the church, besides its noble simplicity, is because a similar Trinitarian circle motif is on our high altar:

We currently have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on First Fridays. As I said early in my time at the parish, I am hopeful that we can expand that devotion. Since we have Mass on Wednesday mornings at 8:00am, in the new year I may establish a Holy Hour with Benediction afterwards. It just depends upon how much parishioner and community support there will be. There needs to be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament happening in this part of town!

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5 Responses to A Monstrance

  1. what a beatiful church! what do you need to get the monstrance you pictured here?

  2. DMG says:

    High hopes someone comes forward…

  3. María Sackmann says:

    THANK YOU, FATHER, I WIIL PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR ENDEAVOURS IN FRONT OF THE ADORED BLESSED SACRAMENT !!

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