Containers: Pyx

Containers: Pyx

The Catholic Church requires that the Communion wafer be made from wheat. Communion is at the heart of the Catholic religion, and–despite the fact that I am an unabashed liberal and disagree with the Church on a good number of issues–being Catholic is part of my heart. So, when I found out, after a long miserable illness, in 2000 that I have celiac disease and can’t eat even the slightest trace of wheat, not being able to receive Communion was devastating for me. Then, a few years later, a wonderful group of nuns in Clyde, Missouri, developed a Communion wafer that was both acceptable to the Church AND safe for people with celiac disease. I still have to make sure that my host isn’t in contact with the regular hosts, so it’s put on the altar and then given to me in a pyx.–a special container for a consecrated host. The original cross on the top wore off, so I drew one with a Sharpie marker. Taken with the LensBaby Composer/Edge 80.

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6 Responses to Containers: Pyx

  1. Tammy says:

    Love the simplicity of the shot! You are getting good with that edge 80

  2. John & Lois says:

    Beautiful composition. I love the golden color shining against the light background.

  3. KarenAnn says:

    How nice that there is a solution for those who must endure celiac disease! I would never have guessed that you Sharpied the cross…it looks like an aged engraving.

  4. KarenAnn says:

    Oh yes, and kudos to the nuns for coming up with a solution…it takes a woman sometimes to dig in her heels and make a difference for so many.

  5. Lorri says:

    Lovely shot for the theme. Thanks for sharing your story too – always nice to read something positive about the Church responding to the realities of the community.

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