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Confession

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"We are responsible for the words we ought to have said and did not, for the things we ought to have done and did not do; for the things we ought to have uprooted and left grow; for the things we ought to have planted and did not plant".

Info: Guide SpiritualExamination Doctrine/Explanation howto Why?

o ExaminationofConscience Shorter_Examination AdultGuide Guide&Helps
o VeryDetailedExamination: Additional questions for meditation.
o Mortal sin?: It is a REBELLION against God's love . It makes it impossible to follow Christ and destroys love for God.

o There is a difference between Confession and Reconciliation.

o Fr Victor suggests examine something good I've done as well as the bad - for balance.

Prayer before Confession:
O most merciful God! Prostrate at your feet, I implore your forgiveness. I sincerely desire to leave all my evil ways and to confess my sins with all sincerity to you and to your priest. I am a sinner, have mercy on me, O Lord. Give me a lively faith and a firm hope in the Passion of my Redeemer. Give me, for your mercy┬┤s sake a sorrow for having offended so good a God. Mary, my mother, refuge of sinners, pray for me that I may make a good confession. Amen.

Act of Contrition:
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell. But most of all because I have offended you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen.

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