May 31, 2005

The world's first tabernacle

A point of meditation for this Feast of the Visitation taken from Ecclesia de Eucharistia (Pope John Paul II)

Mary also anticipated, in the mystery of the incarnation, the Church's Eucharistic faith. When, at the Visitation, she bore in her womb the Word made flesh, she became in some way a "tabernacle" ­ the first "tabernacle" in history ­ in which the Son of God, still invisible to our human gaze, allowed Himself to be adored by Elizabeth, radiating His light as it were through the eyes and the voice of Mary. [55]


Blogger dcs said...

Yes! This is why St. Anne was once the patron saint of carpenters. Tabernacles were built by carpenters (the most ancient tabernacles are made out of acacia wood, the same wood used in the construction of the Ark of the Covenant, and I believe the Eastern Churches still build their tabernacles out of it), and St. Anne "built" the first tabernacle to house Our Lord!

8:12 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

That's cool!

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, isn't this an awesome thought!

Ave Maria!

2:08 PM  

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