Monday, February 05, 2007


In 30DAYS, No.6 Year XXIII - June 2005, Mauro Piacenza, the President of the Pontifical Commission for Cultural Property, wrote an article called The casing of the Eucharist. In the article, he discussed the tabernacle, its history and the present legislation governing it.

Further information can be found in The Catholic Encyclopedia and Wikipedia.

The Tabernacle and its repositioning since the introduction of the Mass of Pope Paul VI has sometimes.caused difficulty. See, for example, "They have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid Him" and Tabernacle Placement.

The type of tabernacle and its location is best left to the experts. However, one can still admire the great beauty of tabernacles in the past which were meant to glorify and honour the Real and Actual Presence.