The Order of Penance: Its history and its future

by Rev. Gabriel Baltes, O.S.B.  |  03/12/2023  |  A Message from Our Pastor

Did you know…

…that in the early church, if Christians went to confession, it was only once in their lifetime and only  for three specific sins?

…that the regular confession of one’s sins to a priest was adopted from Irish monasticism?

…that in the Middle Ages, Christians could be publicly excommunicated from the church in a formal ceremony?

…that in the 1950’s in this country, a priest could spend the better part of each Saturday, hearing confessions?

These are just some of the topics that will be explored in this Tuesday’s presentation on the history of Penance (Confession) with Fr. Gabriel, OSB.

Come and learn more on Tue, Mar 14 from 7:00-9:00pm in Room 22 in Parish Center. RSVP encouraged but not necessary.