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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.

"God commands not impossibilities, but by commanding he suggests to you to do what you can, to ask for what is beyond your strength; and he helps you, that you may be able."
St Augustine

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"The name of Jesus, pronounced with reverence and affection, has a kind of power to soften the heart. "
St Philip Neri

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"We must not be behind time in doing good; for death will not be behind his time. "
St Phillip Neri

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