FOLLOW UP: Traditional Confirmations in Madison

On Tuesday 28 November in Madison, the Extraordinary Ordinary confirmed using the traditional Roman Rite.  There were quite a few confirmands.  We had people from Kansas, Minnesota, Maryland and North Carolina along with folks from area.

We started with a Solemn Mass, a Votive of the Holy Spirit.

After which His Excellency came in and confirmed.

He was in good humor after.  It is a cheering moment, to tell the truth.  How wonderful and encouraging it is to see all these good people receive the great sacrament of Confirmation.

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  1. PTK_70 says:

    Those young people are very well dressed. One might think the photo was that of a group of first communicants.

    Based on what I’m seeing among young people, there should be a “how to dress” class in the lead-up to Confirmation…..not just how to dress for Confirmation, but how to (and how not to) dress as a Christian fellow or a Christian lady in our modern, democratic society.

  2. Andrew says:

    Wow! Amazing.

    Dilectus meus descendit in hortum suum ad areolam aromatum, ut pascatur in hortis et lilia colligat. (Cant. 6:1)

  3. Semper Gumby says:


    At Institute of Catholic Culture there are several videos of talks given by the Extraordinary Ordinary. Hat tip to Kerry’s suggestion last year that I look into ICC.

  4. Vox Laudis says:

    From North Carolina, two of the young ladies in our youth schola are among those confirmandi!

    I was so glad to see youngsters being confirmed at an age where most ordinaries will not but where it makes sense to have the graces of the sacrament. Waiting until youth are in 10th grade, at 14 or 15 years of age, and making them attend two years of confirmation preparation before receiving the sacrament is to force them to go without the graces of Confirmation through the horrendous time of middle school and early high school, when the world is crushing them.

  5. hwriggles4 says:

    I am sure that all these confirmation candidates, regardless of age or geographic location, were well prepared to receive the Sacrament and wanted to be there. The presence of a Bishop physically was also a welcomed site, and I would venture to say that 90% of these confirmation candidates attend Mass weekly.

    I hope some Religious Education Directors, Catholic School Principals, and Catholic Youth Ministry Directors see this article, read it, and take it to heart.

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