“Prie-dieu” What does that mean?
Prie-dieu comes from the French word. Prie-dieu means a small kneeling bench designed for use by a person at prayer but may also be found in churches. It is a small, ornamental wooden desk furnished with a thin, sloping shelf for books or hands, and a kneeler. Sometimes, instead of the sloping shelf, a padded arm rest will be provided. This type is useful for devotions, such as the Rosary which do not require a book, or for private, non-liturgical prayer.