December 6, 2009

Monstrance

The Ateneo Church of the Gesù has two side chapels. One chapel is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception and the other is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This Sacred Heart Chapel is also known as the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament because it is the one used for the exposition of the consecrated Eucharistic Host—note the monstrance built into the base of the crucifix.

crucifix and monstrance in the Sacred Heart Chapel of the Ateneo Church of the Gesù

12 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Assuming this to be a window, it must be such a great sight, to see the suns light behind those colourful glasses.
Beautiful placed in scene also without daylight, by your photography.
Please have a nice Sunday.

Sharon said...

Very beautiful!

Don and Krise said...

You are lovin' this newest camera aren't you? The colors in this one are beautiful Hilda. Thank you for the link about the monstrance. I got a little education.

permenmint said...

So beautiful and pretty. It remind me of chapel in my high school complex. So quite and peace.

Dina said...

Nice! And so unusual.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's so beautiful and the colours brings energy positive, reminds us to fight for the right things in life, protection for those who are oppressed, the courage to always tell the truth especially for our own heart.
Have a blessed Sunday dear Hilda!
Hugs
Léia

Jacob said...

This is just gorgeous, Hilda! The colors and light are wonderful and your composition works perfectly.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

George said...

This must be a beautiful chapel since the colors in the photo are gorgeous. Thanks for this great picture.

Vogon Poet said...

The colors are so bright and unusual for a chapel, but the work right! Wonderful composition!

Gordon said...

Beautiful; very effective lighting.

marley said...

I like the colours in this photo.

Hilda said...

Robert:
I didn't go up to the altar to touch the artwork so I don't know for sure, but I don't think it's glass. It wasn't shiny and there were no reflections at all. My guess is it's enamel.