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Bulletin November 22, 2020

Reading from Revelation and Monstrance

MonstranceThinking of the precious and semi-precious stones in this morning's reading from the Book of Revelation, an online search found this beautiful monstrance in the Vatican's possession. It is completed in the shape of a cross decorated with precious stones, like jasper, agate and carnelian. In the center is located a circular transparent window for Eucharistic adoration, made of rock crystal surrounded by gems and marked down by a half-moon shaped decoration. 

It makes the point that the decorations included on a monstrance were often studded with the biblical stones of heaven.