A stone placed in a prominent corner of the foundation of a church, or other building, laid at a ceremony which marks the beginning of the erection of the superstructure. It is inscribed with the date, and has a cavity to receive coins and other mementoes of the time and circumstances. The corner-stone of an ecclesiastical building symbolizes Christ, who is the Corner-stone of faith and Foundation of the Church.

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MLA Citation

  • “corner-stone“. Emblems of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 February 2013. Web. 19 April 2021. <>