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7. The Nature of Confession

1. St. Augustine describes confession as an act which laysbare the hidden evil and disease with the hope of cure andpardon.

2. Since confession is a true manifestation of consciencein which the heart and the lips agree, it is an act of virtue.

3. The virtue exercised by confession is the virtue ofpenance.

"Try to turn your heart from the love of things visible and bring yourself to things invisible. For they who follow their own evil passions stain their consciences and lose the grace of God. "
Thomas á Kempis

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"Many words do not satisfy the soul; but a good life eases the mind and a clean conscience inspires great trust in God."
Thomas á Kempis

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"Whom do you seek, friend, if you seek not God? Seek him, find him, cleave to him; bind your will to his with bands of steel and you will live always at peace in this life and in the next."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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