Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Clip Art XXI
The ostensorium, most commonly known as the monstrance, is a vessel made of gold, silver, brass or copper with a glass receptacle used to hold the Blessed Sacrament for exposition. Originally the both terms applied to all kinds of vessels made by gold and silversmiths to display the Blessed Sacrament or a saint's relic. They come in different styles, but the most common and appropriate is the radiating rays version.