Lesson 3: The Tabernacle

Pope Emeritus Benedict kneels before the tabernacle

The most important item in a Catholic Church is the tabernacle – the noble, beautiful, and secure safe that contains the Holy Eucharist, which is the very Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is really, truly, and substantially present under the appearances of bread and wine. It is truly the “Holy of Holies.” That’s why, in most Churches, the tabernacle is placed in the center of the sanctuary or on the back altar, or at least in a place which is clearly visible and marked by a vigil light. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI wrote: “The Holy Eucharist is the center of absolutely everything.”

(Here is a picture of the Tabernacle in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.)
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