Twice last week I crossed the paths of Catholic priests garbed in cassocks on the streets of Versailles. A rather comforting sight, even for my non-Catholic self, and one that is more unusual than not these days.
The ankle-length garment was once everyday clerical wear here; today it is little used except for religious services.
que Dieu soit loué: God be praised; thank heavens; an expression of relief
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