luna

[luna, open and closed]
Also known as

  • lunula
  • lunette

Derivation

  • Latin: moon or little moon

Article

A circular receptacle, usually with glass sides, inserted into an ostensorium, to show the Sacred Host. It is blessed by a priest, and therefore is a sacred vessel.

MLA Citation

  • “luna”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 March 2010. Web. 29 August 2015. <http://catholicsaints.info/luna/>