How to Genuflect

Q. Is there a proper way to genuflect? Right knee, left knee? Both knees?

Brad, Stamford, Conn.

A. Here is a reply from Father Francis Hoffman, J.C.D.:

Ordinarily, we should genuflect in the presence of the sacred with our right knee; the faithful can do a double genuflection (both knees) in the presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament exposed in the monstrance, or in the presence of a first-class relic of the Holy Cross.