An enclosed place where a priest hears confessions. It is usually composed of three adjoining compartments, the middle one for the priest, the side ones for penitents. The priest communicates with the penitent through a square opening, covered by a grating. When hearing a confession on one side, the priest draws a shutter over the opposite grating in order to insure privacy for the penitent.
- “confessional”. . CatholicSaints.Info. 5 October 2015. Web. 4 December 2016. <>