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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.

"For what would it profit us to know the whole Bible by heart and the principles of all the philosophers if we live without grace and the love of God?"
Thomas á Kempis

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"Happy is the youth, because he has time before him to do good. "
St Philip Neri

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"Spiritual persons ought to be equally ready to experience sweetness and consolation in the things of God, or to suffer and keep their ground in drynesses of spirit and devotion, and for as long as God pleases, without their making any complaint about it."
St Philip Neri

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