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St Peter in Gallicantu

In the Footprints of our Faith “The band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews seized Jesus and bound him. First they led him to Annas; for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. It was Caiaphas [...]
Tags: Repentance, Church, In the footprints of our Faith, mercy

A place of sanctification

On March 28, in the Hall of Blessings at the Vatican, Pope Francis received 600 participants in the annual course of the internal forum organised by the Apostolic Penitentiary. For the past 25 years this dicastery has offered this course to deacons and newly ordained [...]
Tags: Repentance, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Contrition, Holy Spirit, Sacraments, Holiness, Love, Pope Benedict XVI, Josemaria Escriva, mercy

Why go to Confession?

“Forgiveness is asked for, is asked of another, and in Confession we ask for forgiveness from Jesus. Forgiveness is not the fruit of our own efforts but rather a gift, it is a gift of the Holy Spirit who fills us with the wellspring of [...]
Tags: Repentance, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Contrition, Conversion, Penance, Forgiveness

Conversion, contrition, Love

I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance. (St Luke’s Gospel, 15:7) When am I going to convert? My God, when am I [...]
Tags: Repentance, Contrition, Conversion, Holiness, Love

Novena for forgiveness

Pope Francis has reminded us from the beginning of his pontificate about the joy of forgiving: “Jesus is all mercy, Jesus is all love: he is God made man. (…) He is a patient father, always waiting for us! He respects our freedom, but he remains [...]
Tags: Repentance, Charity, Understanding, Forgiveness


"We must bring people together, we must understand others, we must make allowances. Never put up a cross just to keep alive the memory that some people have killed others. Such a cross would betoken the devil. Christ 's Cross is to keep silent, to [...]
Tags: Repentance, cheerfulness, Understanding, Contrition, Peace

Lent: a new conversion

- "The conversion of the Children of God", a homily first given on March 2, 1952, First Sunday of Lent. Download TEXT (PDF) and listen to mp3. Lent should suggest to us these basic questions: Am I advancing in my faithfulness to Christ, in my desire [...]
Tags: Repentance, Contrition, Conversion, Mortification, Lent

The Prodigal Son

But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be [...]
Tags: Love of God, Repentance, Contrition, Conversion