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Kneeling in churches with no kneelers QUESTION from Marion Connell, T.O.P. October 10, 2000 Hello, Mr. Miskell,
My husband and I just returned from a trip to the Outer Banks, North Carolina. The little seaside church I visited that first Sunday is furnished with rows of individual chairs lined up on the bare, sanded wood floor. Not a kneeler in sight. The entire congregation, as far as I could make out, remained standing throughout the Consecration. I'm over 40, and overweight, and I groaned when I saw what I was going to have to do. Ouch! Next day went to the local Wal-Mart and, in the guns and hunting gear dept, spotted a small square foam pad covered with sturdy camouflage printed fabric - perfect as an individual kneeler! Set me back maybe four bucks. Took it to the little Church for Mass on Tuesday. Worked great. Noticed that the two dozen or so daily Mass attendees cheerfully knelt on the bare floor throughout the Consecration - no pads for them - and most of them were in the 50's, 60's and 70's! God bless them. Important not to jump to conclusions about who's kneeling and who isn't, and why, I guess!
God bless you!
Yours in Jesus,
Marion Connell, T.O.P. (Mrs. William V. Connell)
ANSWER by Mr. John Miskell on October 10, 2000 Dear Marion,
Thank you for sharing this story with us. You are indeed an obedient witness to Christ.
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