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12. Satisfaction

1. Satisfaction is something done to make up for the evilof an offence, even when the offence is already forgiven. It is anact of the virtue of penance.

2. Satisfaction is also an act of the virtue of justice,for justice demands an equality in things, an order and balance;such order and balance, satisfaction seeks to restore.

3. St. Augustine says (De Eccl. Dogm. 54) thatsatisfaction is to root out the causes of sin and to give noopportunity for its recurrence.

"When the devil has failed in making a man fall, he puts forward all his energies to create distrust between the penitent and the confessor, and so by little and little he gains his end at last."
St Philip Neri

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"It is well to choose some one good devotion, and to stick to it, and never to abandon it."
St Philip Neri

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"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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