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Catholic Word of the Day: LEPER WINDOW, 05-21-13
| Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
Posted on 05/21/2013 8:07:49 AM PDT by Salvation
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A low window in the chancel wall of a church, found in medieval architecture. Often it was iron barred or shuttered. It was to enable lepers who had to remain outside the church to attend Mass.
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Mercy of olden days.
posted on 05/21/2013 8:07:49 AM PDT
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posted on 05/21/2013 8:10:47 AM PDT
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
These little windows used to be called “squinches” - I guess because they are so small.
posted on 05/21/2013 2:12:54 PM PDT
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