Frequent Confession: Its Place in the Spiritual Life : Instructions and Considerations for the Frequent Reception of the Sacrament of Penance

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Scepter Publishers, 1999 - Confession - 266 pages
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This collection of homilies by St. Josemaría Escrivá helps you develop a strong, lasting friendship with the God who is close to us. St. Josemaría gives you a broad picture of the basic human and Christian virtues, so that you can not only follow closely in our Lord's footsteps, but establish and maintain a filial dialogue with God. Each of his homilies here are not only heartfelt conversations with the Christian who is immersed in ordinary life, but also a prayerful colloquy with God. With a masterful pastor's hand, St. Josemaría combines theological depth with evangelical clarity. He gives you here not only a lesson in doctrine, but an introduction to essential aspects of the Christian life. Simple, compassionate, and profound, these homilies are a full expression of St. Josemaría's passionate, expansive love for God.
 

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This book has been a great help to me in the way of understanding and participating more maximally in the sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). It has also made me feel more at ease in using the ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Rev S M Ferigle
7
Authors Foreword
39
PART ONE Frequent Confession
41
The Meaning and Purpose of Frequent Confession
43
a The advantages of frequent Confession
44
b Positive aim of frequent Confession
48
The Practice of Frequent Confession
55
telling our sins
61
The Perfect Life
129
Imperfections
137
SelfLove
144
Tepidity
152
Sins of Omission
158
SelfRighteousness
165
Contrition
173
Compunction of Heart
186

c Examination of conscience
66
d Contrition
72
sacramental penance
76
Spiritual Director Confessor and Penitent
80
Conscience
86
PART TWO Considerations
93
Do Penance
95
Sin
101
Venial Sin
109
Overcoming Deliberate Venial Sin 1 16
117
Sins of Frailty
122
Sacramental Satisfaction
196
Sacramental Grace
204
The Fear of God
211
Selfinterested Love
218
Perfect Love
225
The Love of Christ
230
Fraternal Charity
238
The Life of Prayer
245
Frequent Holy Communion
249
Index
257
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