However, when this picture was taken, it was not 'the extraordinary form,' just the Roman Rite!
he is holding the pastoral staff in his own unique way. he will do it the same way as pope. this gesture expresses a lot about his faith.
I was lucky enough to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Extrodinary Form. It was so extremely beautiful words couldn't do it justice.
Very nice picture! It's so cool that you have access to history like this, John! Thank you for sharing them!Barb