The sisters could meet the chaplain here on a regular basis for the sacrament of confession without seeing him directly-behind a grill and curtain! The sisters could also “meet” in the same way retreat preachers. In the photo on the left, we see in back the door of the confessional right next to the convent door. On the right, a view of the interior where we can see the grill behind its open doors. Contrary to the photo, during the time of Thérèse the grill was not on the right but across from the entrance door.

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