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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.

"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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"Those who love God are always happy, because their whole happiness is to fulfill, even in adversity, the will of God."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"Every man naturally desires knowledge; but what good is knowledge without fear of God? Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars."
Thomas á Kempis

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