The second chapter investigates the stone shrine that was erected in the monk's choir in the thirteenth century. Originally, the shrine was placed on the right side of the altar (facing into the choir). Situated in this way, the armoire's iconography and functionality was directed at the monastic viewer. As the monks processed into the choir and sat in their stalls to chant the office, they would pass by and sit facing the the shrine. Additionally, the monk who celebrated Mass at the altar would be within feet of the monument and the doors to its sacred interior. While primarily this arrangement was exclusively for a monastic audience, privileged guests could also traverse through the monk's choir and be afforded a face to face encounter with the armoire. The original spatial context for the Holy Tear shrine would have been the original eleven-century church. Emily Lindbloom has created ink renderings of what this original viewing context might have looked like based on comparative and archaeological evidence.