occoris:

Mobility impairment and worship

realsocialskills:

Do you or any of your readers have suggestions for how someone who is mobility impaired can demonstrate respect when it is conventional to stand or to kneel? I’m asking on behalf of a young-ish Catholic friend whose arthritis makes it hard to…
occoris said:
I was raised catholic and generally what we would do if we weren’t feel in it that day (at least for kneeling- mom would usually be okay for standing up but kneeling was tough) is we’d grasp our hands together and lean forward and place them over the pew in front of us and bow our heads, and that seemed to work okay, because it would put our hands/heads more on the same plane with everyone else who was kneeling. I’m not sure how to handle standing, though!