How to Make a Good Confession: Satisfaction
This is the final act which crowns the sacramental sign of Confession. The penitent must make some satisfaction for his sins by doing penance imposed by the priest (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1459). The penance imposed by the confessor must take into account the penitent's personal situation and must seek his spiritual good. It can consist of prayers, offerings, works of mercy, service of neighbour, voluntary self-denial, sacrifices, and, above all, the patient acceptance of the cross we must bear
(Catechism of the Catholic Church 1460).
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- An Examination of Conscience
- The Sacrament of Confession