1796 Aug. 11
Penalver y Cardenas, Luis, Bishop of
New Orleans, Louisiana
Penalver grants the dispensation. They must live separately, recite the rosary for two months during which time they must attend Mass on holy days with a candle in their hands, make a general confession in the first month and confess again before their marriage. These conditions being fulfilled, notice will be sent to the pastor of Opel(o)usas, Father Pedro de Zamora, who will marry them. This is certified by Quintero who adds in two notes that he made the decree known to Maturino Oguen and that a copy was sent as ordered.
Here Bishop Penlaver grants a dispensation with part of the penance being to attend mass on holy days with a candle in their hands. Does anyone know of or has anyone heard of people attending the Traditional Latin Mass while holdiing a candle in their hand? What would happen if someone showed up at mass today with a lit candle in their hand?