Picture taken in the Holy Cross Basilica, Fort Cochin
This entry was posted on June 10, 2012 by neitherusenorornament. It was filed under regret and was tagged with Confessions, Fort Cochin, Miserere, Monsoon.
I shall show my ignorance and ask if it usual for the priest (?) and confessor to be able to see each other?
June 10, 2012 at 10:24 pm
The traditional “confessional” has a mesh screen separating priest and penitent, which is meant to reinforce the total confidentiality and effective “anonymity” of the sacrament. But nowadays, many prefer face-to-face confession.
June 11, 2012 at 11:23 am
Ah, ‘penitent’ I knew I’d be wrong. Thank you for the information though I can’t get to grips with having to confess anything.
June 11, 2012 at 11:02 pm
Yes it’s definitely counter-intuitive, but the confessor is the person hearing a confession, not the one making it!
Admitting one’s mistakes is the easy part! Trying not to repeat them is rather more more onerous..
June 12, 2012 at 11:27 am
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