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Penance

During the sacrament of Penance, one confesses their sins to God through a priest who forgives their sins by God’s mercy, and orders them to live a more faithful life through absolution. Confession is essential to cultivating and fruitfully living out the word of God. We’re not perfect people, even if we try to be. It feels so much better to confess some of those things you have done wrong and receive forgiveness. This helps us have a stronger relationship with God.

  • No, I say to you: but unless you shall do penance, you shall all likewise perish.  Luke 13:3
  • But if the wicked do penance for all his sins which he hath committed, and keep all my commandments, and do judgment, and justice, living he shall live, and shall not die.  Ezekiel 18:21
  • Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. Proverbs 28:13