An enclosure, usually constructed of wrought iron or bronze, employed to designate the limits of the cloister in monasteries of nuns. A grille is placed in the parlor and chapel of those communities of nuns who, by solemn vows, are obliged to observe papal cloister.

MLA Citation

  • “grille”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 September 2010. Web. 25 September 2020. <>