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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.

"As the flesh is nourished by food, so is man supported by prayers"
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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"The greatest glory we can give to God is to do his will in everything."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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