There are perfectly legitimate reasons for not sponsoring a visiting priest. Imagine the scandal if I did so! I'm a single female, age 60, who lives in a tiny one room studio apartment. I don't have the funds to pay for his hotel and meals. I could give Father my single-sized loft bed and I'll sleep beneath him on the desk, slumped on the bathroom floor, or outside in the hall. I'd like to have my place consecrated but I don't know anyone else who could accompany me for the blessing. In fact, my place will hold about four adults so long as one is in the bed and one is in the restroom. At present, I own one chair. Inappropriate and laughable!