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Reconciliation (also known as Confession)

Rault Freres (Brittany) France

circa 1960

The Catholic symbolism can be read like a poem: at the top, a radiant cross offers Christ's Forgiveness to all believers; two gloved hands represent the Church's power to forgive in Jesusí name; the chains of Sin are broken, while a cleansing fire consumes a log.

Thus all traces of guilt are removed from the forgiven person.

 

Reconciliation (also known as Confession)