A box in which the Eucharist was kept by the primitive Christians in their homes; a chest for safe keeping of church money offerings, such as endowment funds for churches, schools, and various pious uses, known as the arca seminarii, missionum, piorum operum.

MLA Citation

  • “arca”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 December 2010. Web. 24 January 2019. <>