altar societies


(tabernacle societies)

Groups of devout persons, usually women, who make vestments and altar linens and keep them in repair, and provide altar vessels, furniture, and ornaments. Many of these societies give the fruit of their labors to missionary and poor churches.

MLA Citation

  • “altar societies”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 September 2012. Web. 18 January 2019. <>