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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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A receptacle for holding the Blessed Sacrament. A name also given to the transparent pyx in the monstrance itself or the vessel in which the Host is kept in the tabernacle. (Etym. Latin custodia, a keeping guard.)

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