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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.

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

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"Before a man chooses his confessor, he ought to think well about it, and pray about it also; but when he has once chosen, he ought not to change, except for most urgent reasons, but put the utmost confidence in his director."
St Philip Neri

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