Bronze With Tree of Life
12.5 x 10.5 x 16 Inches
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Made In Germany
The Tree of Life Bronze Tabernacle is made of hand cast bronze. This tabernacle measures 16 inches wide x 12 inches high x 10.5 inches deep. It is a true work of beauty, sure to be a focal point and source of inspiration and active service, in any church or chapel.
Built of Living Stones
“In reverent prayer before the reserved Eucharist, the faithful give praise and thanksgiving to Christ for the priceless gift of redemption and for the spiritual food that sustains them in their daily lives. Here they learn to appreciate their right and responsibility to join the offering of their own lives to the perfect sacrifice of Christ during the Mass and are led to a greater recognition of Christ in themselves and in others, especially in the poor and needy.” (Built Of Living Stones #71).
Tabernacle – God “tents” among us
The tabernacle is only important because of what it is intended and designed to hold: the Real Presence of the Risen Christ under the “appearances” (species) of the consecrated bread and consecrated wine of the Eucharist. If Catholics did not profess this radical and profound belief in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, then there would be absolutely no need for a special, dedicated, and consecrated place to hold the Eucharist after the celebration of the Mass. The tabernacle (Hebrew: מִשְׁכַּן, mishkan for “tent”, “residence” or “dwelling place”) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the portable earthly dwelling place for the Shekhinah (Divine Presence) from the time of the Exodus from Egypt through the conquering of the land of Canaan. In the Catholic faith the Divine Presence is accessible and available to our senses in Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist. Christ as Eucharist is “housed” after the Liturgy of the Eucharist in a tabernacle (tabernaculum is Latin for “tent”). This tabernacle either has its own dedicated chapel adjacent to or in the main church, or a prominent place within the sanctuary of the church itself.
Since the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist is holy and sacred, it is only fitting that any monstrance which displays the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and any tabernacle which “shelters” the Real Presence be beautiful, nobly composed, artistically compelling, aesthetically pleasing, and above all inviting to prayer, worship, and adoration. The tabernacles and monstrances in the Creator Mundi collection are all of this and more.