Thursday, February 7, 2008

Home Altar

The home altar is a practice I was not much familiar with until I came to Belmont Abbey (and therefore spent loads of time on the internet and got to learn about such things). The apartment that I live in (for the time being, that is, until I move to one of the dorms--I got a job as a resident assistant) is inhabited by others who are rather enthusiastic about the faith, and as such we have an altar in the living room. Here are some pictures of it, prompted by this post by Carolina Cannonball.

The Whole Setup

Detail of the Altar


Icon of Mary; Smaller pictures of the Saints


Censer that we never use because we used up all the coal the first
week we had it playing with it...

Detail of Creche (note the nightlight/star)

10 comments:

Adrienne said...

Wonderful altar. This is a great idea!!

Carolina Cannonball said...

cute night light. ;-P

The censer is very nice.

Carolina Cannonball said...

BTW... you should try and come to Charlotte Catholic HS tomorrow for vigil Divine Liturgy @ the Ukrainian Catholic church!!!

Its really beautiful! And we'll feed you dinner too!

Carolina Cannonball said...

I was there. I had the rambuctious red headed 5 yr old with me.

So next time you have no excuse not to come over & introduce yourself. ;-P

raising3saints said...

Beautiful....and I thought maybe mine was 'too busy'!

suaso! said...

*Laughs at the Holy Gummy Bear*

Perhaps you'd like to enlighten your readers so that they may know about that of which I speak, O Wise Friend?

ACEGC said...

Erm, not sure if I should do that...I might lose some of my Jesus points...

Suaso! said...

That's ok, because you get them back by being in the same room as me.

Matthias said...

I made an offend handomment about a gummy bear that was in a box of gummy worms to one of the other members of the apartment in that it was a "Holy gummi bear that shall be glorified". Next day someone is like "Why is there a gummy bear on the home altar". I did not place it there and it is no longer there.

ACEGC said...

I thought about eating it, but it had gone stale by then and was rock-hard.