The boy bishop receiving reverences from pupils and guests

The boy bishop receiving reverences from pupils and guests

Photos: Chavagnes International College

Chavagnes International College

Chavagnes-en-Paillers, Pays de la Loire, France

Boy Bishop Ceremony

The young bishop at this English-language Catholic boarding school, reigns for just one day. After his liturgical duties, he presided at dinner, giving the blessing and grace. The young bishop also has gifts of chocolates and candy canes for all. Afterward, in the tradition of medieval boy bishops, he decreed a later bedtime and a film evening for all the pupils. The chaplain and masters, in the traditional role reversal, cleaned the tables and swept the floor.

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The boy bishop receiving reverences from pupils and guests
After the ceremony, receiving coins from pupils and guests
The young bishop beginning his procession
Kissing the Bishop's ring
The Bishop with gifts for all