This beautiful and unique holy water font is custom-made exclusively from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
It features the representation of a pelican feeding its young in a stunning design. A wonderful Souvenir and gift!
The altar here at the Shrine is inlaid with a glass and gold mosaic of a pelican, piercing its breast to feed its young. It was long believed that if a pelican could not find food to feed its young, it would sacrifice itself to nourish them with its own blood. The pelican is considered a symbol of Christ and His Sacrifice on Calvary. The pelican is often depicted on altars since it is from the altar that we are fed the very Body and Blood of our Lord.