The little chamber of heavy stone has six benches, and a squat but cheerful kneeling altar carved from a sunny travertine block. A large wool tapestry, embroidered with symbols and words of encouragement, hangs from the ceiling. One window takes up most of the back wall, and the rugs on the floor keep the room quiet and comfortable. This is a place for introspection, meditation, and the humbling of the soul toward mercy.

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