In the Roman Catholic Church, the monstrance is an open or transparent receptacle in which the consecrated Host is exposed for veneration (definition from Oxford Languages). A monstrance can be highly ornate and intricate in detail. The gold finish often catches the light in a way that illuminates and glorifies the Host. I completed this watercolor for persons who are unable to attend Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Although there is no substitute for being in the presence of Christ, the image of the Host in the monstrance encourages us to praise and worship our Savior.