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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 speaks to us without ceasing by his good inspirations."
The Cure D'Ars

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"As the flesh is nourished by food, so is man supported by prayers"
St Augustine

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"It is vanity to love what passes quickly and not to look ahead where eternal joy abides. "
Thomas á Kempis

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