My question is about the reconciliation room. When I first returned, I was at a penitential service, and my confession was done face to face. It was incredibly hard. Since then I’ve gone during appointed times in the reconciliation room, and it’s been with a screen.
I don’t think I like being on the kneeler, behind a screen. I felt better face to face (it was hard in some ways, but I found i preferred it). The room is set up that when you walk in, the priest is right in front of you, behind a curtain, and on your left is a kneeler. There are chairs in the room as well.
Do you simply request to sit face to face? I know… silly question, but I really hate to embarrass myself in an already high anxiety situation. I have a regular confessor, not sure how, but it’s how it works out, and he knows it’s me(I’ve an easily identifiable voice), and I would prefer face to face.