AN ALTAR, in the convent of the former Holy Innocents Catholic Church, in Saint Louis:
The church closed in 2005 and the convent is now an art studio; the chapel is a gallery. There was an exhibition going on at the time, and the chapel was crowded, and so I was only able to get a close up of the altar itself. Do you notice the markings on the stone before the altar?
That appears to be precisely where a priest would genuflect after consecration; the left marking would be from his shoe, and the larger marking on the right would be from his knee. Traces of piety remain.
Consecration took place on this spot; we see one of the five crosses on the altar mensa, and the capsule where the altar relics were kept.