Where is the most unusual place you have had confession?

I went to church this morning but confession and adoration were not on. I thought maybe the door was locked because the priest may have been running late or gone to the toilet. I was about to walk away when he walked out of his door, he said he had to cancel it as he had a funeral to go to and told the parishioners that attended during the week. I asked him if there was time for a quick confession before he went and he said yes, he heard my confession in his garage.

What about you?

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A few instances come to mind. One time was at a Catholic Family Conference in the Anaheim Convention Center, in a portable confessional on the convention floor, in the midst of a large crowd of people. Another time I was at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles when a visiting priest did not have the keys to unlock the confessional door, so he heard my confession sitting out in the open in one of the pews of the cathedral.

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An empty hotel restaurant in Prague.

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In a quiet corner of a bar.

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A parish library, during a break in a bible study.

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On a warm summer’s eve, on a train bound for nowhere.

No, wait, that’s Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler :grin:

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My most unusual confession was on the steps of the Cathedrel here in Denver.Traffic whizzing by very loudly!

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There isn’t much room there. I remember those steps being really close to the street.

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Yes they are😳

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I’ve been to confession inside, but not on the porch

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This was a young priest who was a granola type individual ,he had a skateboard!:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Thank God for all Priests!

Prayers for this Priest who heard your Confession and all Priests!

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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There was this wonderful Priest who used to be sitting on a stool outside the church watching the sun come up. I would always go to Mass early to get some prayer time in before it got crowded. Most mornings it was just he and I there, we would say hi and have small talk, then he would always ask if I wanted to confess. It was so awesome to have that time, one on one with the sun coming up. What a way to start the new day. He has since passed away, and boy do I sure miss those mornings. Maybe not a strange place to confess, but being in that setting, out of the box and out in the open was the best!

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In a car. The priest heard my confession while he was driving.

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The middle of an elementary school cafeteria while people sang sitting in a circle around us.

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A few places. A front porch, in the middle of a bazaar, in the passenger seat of my priests car, at a sports arena, to name a few.

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I’ve had confession in a cemetery while walking around the graves with the priest!
I’ve also had confession in the back room of a liturgical store (where the keep their stock.)
I’ve also had confession walking around with a priest in a driveway!
I’ve even begun confession and the priest and I had to hit the pause button as the priest needed to celebrate Mass and then after Mass was over we would go back to the room we were in and re-start the confession which had already begun.

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In the janitor’s closet at the Cathedral with a bucket of dirty mop water on the floor between us. I looked at the dirty water and thought there was a metaphor for sin in there somewhere.

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