“…and the ark of the testament covered about on every part with gold, in which was a golden pot that had manna…” (Hebrews 9:4)
Literal Sense: Preserved inside the Temple and within the ark of the covenant was a pot that contained some of the manna that came down from heaven when the children of Israel were in the wilderness.
Allegorical Sense: As the bread that came down from heaven was preserved in the temple, the true Bread that came down from heaven (John 6:51), Jesus, is reserved in the Tabernacle in every Catholic church.
Moral Sense: We should be careful to keep the true Bread from heaven, within us since we are God’s temple.
Anagogical Sense: The true Manna, Jesus, will always be present with us in the heavenly temple.