Monstrance / Ostensorium / Luna / Thabor
A monstrance or ostensorium is a vessel used to display the Eucharistic host during Mass or Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Monstrances are typically elaborate in design and feature a small glass window in the center to display a Host and sun-like rays extending outward from the center to draw attention to the Host. Monstrances may be designed to be carried by a priest or set on a thabor table when not being transported. Sunburst designs are the most popular and are usually topped with a cross. It is traditional for the priest to use a humeral veil when touching the monstrance when it contains a Host.
Matthew F. Sheehan offers a large selection of monstrances and church paramments to choose from in traditional and contemporary designs. Monstrances or ostensoriums vary in size, style, price and finish, making it easy to find the perfect piece for any church. In addition to monstrances, Matthew F. Sheehan also carries thabor tables in multiple sizes, carrying cases and other related altar paraments to enhance your church service and display.