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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Passing Bell

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In England when it was Catholic, and in other countries as well, there was a pious custom of ringing the church bell slowly when a death was imminent in the parish, that the faithful might be reminded to pray for the dying person. This was called the "passing bell."

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Entry for 'Passing Bell'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/p/passing-bell.html. 1910.

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