Article source for : Random question for anyone who knows St. Catherine's
As I type this at not quite 10:30 a.m., a bell is ringing at St. Catherine's. It's one bell, tolling once every five seconds or so and it's been going on for a couple of minutes. When Pope John Paul died, this same bell rang for a very long time.
This is definitely not an everyday occurrence, but they do it every so often. I've never found a set pattern to it, but I admit I haven't paid much attention. It's just one of those things I'm curious about and not being a parishioner at St. Catherine's (or Catholic, for that matter), I figured I'd toss it out there and see if anyone knew why they do this. It's still ringing and has been for nearly 10 minutes now.