Friday, March 16, 2012

"On Concealing Sins in Confession" (conclusion)

 Sacrament of Confession

The following is taken from a sermon for the Third Sunday in Lent by our Lenten guide, St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church:

"...O lost sheep, go instantly to confession.  Jesus Christ is waiting for you;  he stands with arms open to pardon and embrace you, if you acknowledge your guilt.  I assure you that, after having confessed all your sins, you shall feel such consolation at having unburdened your conscience and acquired the grace of God, that you shall for ever bless the day on which you made this confession.  . . . Do not give the Devil time to continue to tempt you, and to make you put off  your confession: go immediately; for Jesus Christ is waiting for you."

St. Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us.

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