In this context, it's ecclesiastical and refers to a short cloak over the shoulders worn by some religious orders.
In a religious context, it refers to being delivered from the effects of one’s wrongdoing through belief and faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Usually a stained glass circular window with sections radiating outwards like the petals of a rose.
In the context of the book, it refers to a silence so profound that it seems at once full of nothingness and sound.
Device that makes a sound like clapping.
Latin for 'to bend the knee', or 'bow'.
Part of the liturgy, it is a sentence sung or recited before or after a psalm or canticle.
In Roman Catholic orders, the book containing the daily services.
The process by which someone is made into a saint in the Catholic Church.
A stage, or raised platform people stand on to make a presentation.
Someone wanting to enter religious orders.
A spiritually felt calling to a certain job.
A 9-day cycle of special prayers or services.
A scripted form of Christian public worship.
Services done at set times during the day. These consist of Matins (before dawn), Lauds (dawn), Terce (9 AM), Sext (noon), None (3 PM), Vespers (sunset), and Compline (after sunset, before bed).
The tool used by Carmelites for voluntary self-flagellation.