Example sentences for: altars

How can you use “altars” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Home altars vary in size, from a small shelf with one votive candle and one saint or statue, to a large table altar, with many religious images, La Virgen de Guadalupe, flowers, pictures of saints, candles; a structure that can fill up half a room.

  • Tourists are encouraged to visit the cathedral in conjunction with the Cathedral Museum next door, a treasure-trove of silver monstrances and candelabra, saintly relics, Gothic paintings, and Baroque altars.

  • It is thought that home altars were created as a result of community isolation from a centralized place of worship.

  • Many of the paintings are retablos, many-paneled screens with Gothic-arched frames that stood behind chapel altars.

  • In Chicano and Mexican culture it is usually women who develop home altars, as expressions of devotion, to pay homage to past family members, and to find a space for daily prayer.


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