monstrance monstrance


  1. (n) proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion
  2. (n) (Roman Catholic Church) a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration



  1. One boat bore, in a golden monstrance in an illuminated, glass-enclosed chapel, the Sacred Host.
  2. Pius XI bore aloft a gem-encrusted monstrance containing the Host.
  3. A monstrance, in the Roman Catholic Church, is a finely worked vessel, usually made of gold or silver, which contains the consecrated Host.


  • Bronx man gets prison time for burglarizing Liberty church

    LIBERTY - A Bronx man has been sentenced in the August 2011 burglary at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Liberty where a $10,000 silver chalice, a gold monstrance and petty cash were stolen.
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Middletown Times Herald-Record

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