Choose a topic from Part 3 Suppl:
1. Contrition as a part of penance is asupernatural sorrow for sins, stirred up in the heart by the willunder grace, with a view to confessing the sins, and makingsatisfaction for them.
2. Contrition, in so far as it is in the will and not inthe emotions merely, is an act of the virtue of penance.
3. Contrition is born of filial fear of God, and thusproceeds according to charity. Sorrow for sin which arises fromservile fear of deserved punishment is a less perfect sorrow; it iscalled, not contrition, but attrition. Attrition cannotturn into contrition, for these two types of sorrow for sin are notonly different in degree but different in kind. Attrition may giveplace to contrition, but cannot become contrition.
"It is vanity to love what passes quickly and not to look ahead where eternal joy abides.
Thomas á Kempis
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"God looks neither at long nor beautiful prayers, but at those that come from the heart."
The Cure D'Ars
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"Obedience is the true holocaust which we sacrifice to God on the altar of our hearts."
St Philip Neri
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