Item E141 - Gold chalice

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CA ON00389 1-14-7-E141

Title

Gold chalice

Date(s)

  • 1922 (Creation)

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1 gold chalice.- 1 paten.- 1 spoon

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(1932-1996)

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Item consists of one gold chalice and its matching paten, as well as a small spoon (used to give the Eucharist to those who could not receive it otherwise). The chalice base features a small crucifix, as well as other decorative engravings of grapes and grape leaves, and a few diamonds that belonged to Nouwen's maternal grandmother. The bottom of the chalice is engraved with a Latin phrase, "Ego sum vites, vox palmites" ["I am the vine, you are the branches"], as well as the name of Reverend Antonius Cornelis Ramselaar, Nouwen's uncle. The chalice was Ramselaar's, and it was given to Nouwen on the occasion of his ordination in 1957. The chalice and paten have a leather carrying case, and they are wrapped in blue velvet.

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  • Dutch
  • Latin

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See Can You Drink the Cup, pages 16-17 for Nouwen's own description of receiving the chalice.

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Engraving text is in Dutch and Latin.

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2010 95

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