• Latin: little bundle, because originally a folded handkerchief


Ornamental vestment, a silk embroidered band about a yard long and three inches wide, placed on the left arm of subdeacons, deacons, priests, and bishops during Mass, so that it falls in equal lengths on both sides. The prayer said when putting it on styles it the maniple of tears and labor. In art it is associated with any vested clergy, but especially with

MLA Citation

  • “maniple”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 October 2010. Web. 14 June 2021. <>