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VESTIBULE

Originally an entrance courtyard, and later any entrance to a place. Now commonly applied to the anteroom of a church between the outer doors and the church edifice proper. In Catholic churches the vestibule is fairly spacious, depending on the size of the building, and provdies room for book or pamphlet racks, bulletin boards, often the holy water fonts, and such notices as provide informatin to the worhsipers either before or after they have attended divine sevices or engaged in private devotions before the Blessed Sacrament in the church proper.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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