If you have parishioners who visit shut-ins or those in the hospital this pyx is the perfect size. The pyx with the IHS cross holds 5 to 8 hosts depending on the size of the hosts. This pyx is gold-plated and has a white insert for holding the hosts. There is a gold image of a IHS cross enameled on the blue cover. The smaller size of this pyx allows it to be easily carried and allows those who can not attend church to be given Communion in another location. The price is inexpensive for a pyx so is not cost prohibitive when trying to supply parishioners who visit the homebound or hospitalized with a way to carry the hosts. This pyx also comes in a larger size that holds 8-12 hosts under item number 59509. Pyx exclusive to our catalog group. Special buy.