Under another entry concerning “confessional etiquette” a commentator raised the good point that people from different language/ethnic backgrounds have different formulae for beginning and ending their sacramental confessions.
Most Americans of a certain age learned to begin “Bless me Father, I have sinned…” and to conclude “For these and all the sins…”.
There are people from all over the world who read this blog.
Mind you, there is a lot of flexibility in these practices. I think people should have a regular way of confessing in harmony with their region. This helps them be at ease. This is especially important for children.
Let’s talk about some of the different practices!
And more importantly…
GO TO CONFESSION!