Choose a topic from Part 3 Suppl:

1. Contrition

1. Contrition as a part of penance is asupernatural sorrow for sins, stirred up in the heart by the willunder grace, with a view to confessing the sins, and makingsatisfaction for them.

2. Contrition, in so far as it is in the will and not inthe emotions merely, is an act of the virtue of penance.

3. Contrition is born of filial fear of God, and thusproceeds according to charity. Sorrow for sin which arises fromservile fear of deserved punishment is a less perfect sorrow; it iscalled, not contrition, but attrition. Attrition cannotturn into contrition, for these two types of sorrow for sin are notonly different in degree but different in kind. Attrition may giveplace to contrition, but cannot become contrition.

"Lord, take from me everything that hinders me from going to You. give me all that will lead me to You. Take me from myself and give me to Yourself."
St Nicholas Flue

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"Lord, here burn, here cut, and dry up in me all that hinders me from going to You, that You may spare me in eternity."
St Louis Bertrand

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"The one thing necessary which Jesus spoke of to Martha and Mary consists in hearing the word of God and living by it."
R. Garrigou-Lagrange, OP

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