wpc: the story behind a door

A confessional is a small, enclosed booth used for the Sacrament of Penance, often called Confession, or Reconciliation. It is the usual venue for the sacrament in the Roman Catholic Church, but similar structures are also used in Anglican churches of an Anglo-Catholic orientation, and also in the Lutheran Church. (Wikipedia)

many stories are heard behind this little door. stories and accounts of penitents seeking mercy and compassion. for this chamber is a channel of love, peace and understanding. where grace, freely given, overflows.

my entry to wpc this week: Β the story behind a door

rosary basilica, lourdes, france

rosary basilica, lourdes, france

A confessional

 

 

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20 Responses to wpc: the story behind a door

  1. Laura says:

    Beautiful woodwork.

  2. nowathome says:

    Love the different on the door!

  3. nowathome says:

    different detail!

  4. Sue Slaght says:

    Lola I have a post in drafts that has been there for so long with confessionals around Europe. I have been amazed at the differences and beauty of so many of them. Such lovely woodwork here.

    • lolaWi says:

      aren’t they beautiful? the woodwork is just gorgeous! except for a few very old churches here and there, the confessionals in modern churches pale in comparison with what we’ve seen around Europe. so glad to have shared this with you, Sue! πŸ™‚

  5. Gorgeous woodwork, Lola. I saw many such confessionals when we visited churches in Spain.

    • lolaWi says:

      thank you Sylvia! πŸ™‚ I’ve seen quite a few too in Spain. my favorite one is in the Basilica of Our Lady of Pillar in Zaragoza but sadly the photo didn’t come out very good.

  6. v4vikey says:

    Really beautiful πŸ’—
    Have a great weekend…🌹

  7. Mabel Kwong says:

    Such a warm, thoughtful choice. Wonderful golden hue πŸ‘Œ

  8. beetleypete says:

    A perfect choice for the challenge, Lola. I have never been to confession (I am not a Catholic, or at all religious) but have long been fascinated by the things that must be heard behind those doors.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  9. restlessjo says:

    That’s such a beautiful photo, LolaWi! A lovely share πŸ™‚

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