Confession Reflections

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Here are a few splendid reflections/quotes on the Sacrament of Penance.

“Confession is an act of honesty and courage – an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving God.” — Bl. John Paul II

“The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.” — St. Augustine

“Priests pardon all sins, not in their own name, but as ministers and instruments of God.” – St. Ambrose

“Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; those whose sins you retain, they are retained.” — John 20: 22

“Confession heals, confession grants pardon of sin, all hope consists in confession; in confession there is a chance of mercy.” — St. Isidore of Seville

“During Confession, immerse yourself in My mercy, with great trust, so that I may pour the bounty of My grace upon your soul.” — St. Faustina

“In the life of the body a man is sometimes sick, and unless he takes medicine, he will die. Even so in the spiritual life a man is sick on account of sin. For that reason he needs medicine so that he may be restored to health and this grace is bestowed in the Sacrament of Penance.” — St. Thomas Aquinas

“After confession a crown is given to penitents.” — St. John Chrysostom

“Strive always to confess your sins with a deep knowledge of your own wretchedness and with clarity and purity.” — St. John of the Cross

“Obedience to a confessor is the most acceptable offering which we can make to God, and a secure way of doing His divine will.” — St. Alphonsus Liguori

“A humble confession displeases Satan and, if he could, he would make you omit Holy Communion.” — Imitation of Christ

“To those who have been far away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation and forgiving love, I make this appeal: Come back to this source of grace; do not be afraid! Christ himself is waiting for you. He will heal you; and you will be at peace with God!” — Blessed John Paul II

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