First look: snazzy confessionals for World Youth Day

First look: snazzy confessionals for World Youth Day August 5, 2011

No question: you’ll definitely be able to spot them in a crowd.

Take a look:

Details, from Women of Grace (h/t New Advent)

Young people who want to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation at World Youth Day will be able to do so in ultra-modern portable confessionals that resemble a sailing ship and will sport the pope’s logo.

Round Town News is reporting that 200 portable confessional boxes are being erected along the Paseo de Coches in Madrid to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of youth who will be attending World Youth Day on August 16-21. The new boxes are white and resemble small sails with Pope Benedict XVI’s logo on the top.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be made available in 20 languages throughout the festivities, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on every day except Saturday when confessions will be heard from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

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3 responses to “First look: snazzy confessionals for World Youth Day”

  1. I hope they add an outer covering and use a material to make this thing soundproof from the outside! This screams “too easy to violate the seal of the confessional”. Mind you there is always two chairs in a wooden area away from people, like the pilgrimage events such as regional/State celebrations for Youth.

    Personally, I wouldn’t want anyone seeing me get the Sacrament of Confession in public even from a distance. I don’t want onlookers questioning the extent of my sinfulness, even in their minds.

  2. Reminds me of the head covering of the nun’s habit Sally Field’s wore in the TV show “The Flying Nun”. Of course the “youth” using those confessionals probably never heard of the show. 🙂

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