arculae

Derivation

  • Latin: dim, of area, box

Profile

Small boxes of gold or other precious metal worn suspended from the neck and probably used by the faithful to carry the Blessed Sacrament. They date from the 2nd century and were found in the Roman catacombs.

MLA Citation

  • “arculae”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 November 2019. Web. 3 March 2021. <>