Reflections on Confession and Rembrandt’s “Return of the Prodigal Son”

An excellent reflection by a good friend on one of my favorite paintings of all time.

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By Fr Jason Smith

A few weeks back I was hearing confessions in an old, cold, and rather uncomfortable confessional, the kind that our forefathers once used with a screen and two wooden doors, one on either side, so that the priest can slide them closed and the person on the right can’t hear what the person on the left is saying, or vice versa.

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