The Good Shepherd collection contains many « treasures » linked to Catholic worship. Whether simple or ornate, these objects, before being placed in the Museum storage rooms, were used for religious ceremonies or for popular devotions. A large number evoke biblical personalities, represent saints recognized by the Catholic Church, or are decorated with symbolic designs.
Nowadays, some of the names, functions and symbols associated with these objects have been forgotten.
Can you recognize a monstrance? Can you tell the difference between a statue representing the Sacred Heart and Saint Joseph? Do you know why some tabernacle doors are decorated with the symbol of the Pelican and its young?
In this section, called Unusual Artefacts, you are invited to test your knowledge in an amusing way.
Here are five objects used by the priest during the celebration of the mass. Try to match the object with the illustration.