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Sacrament Of Penance

Absolution is an integral part of the Sacrament of Penance, in Roman Catholicism. The penitent makes a sacramental confession of all mortal sins to a priest and prays an act of contrition.

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This picture shows the process and steps involved in the sacrament of Confession. It's been ages since I've gone to Confession, so it's nice to have a refresher guide.

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The Sacrament of Penance, commonly called Confession, is one of the 7 sacraments recognized by the Catholic Church.We believe that all of the sacraments were instituted by Jesus Christ himself. In the case of Confession, that institution occurred on Easter Sunday, when Christ appeared to the apostles after his Resurrection. Breathing on them, he said: “Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained” John…

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Want to be in a right relationship with God? If so, we need the Sacrament of Reconciliation, which cleans our soul and restores us to friendship with God. Source: The Catholic Study Fellowship.

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from catholicprayercards.org

Act of Contrition Prayer Card

ACT OF CONTRITION-still remember this by heart, the nuns did good.

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from Buzznet

Visual Inspiration: Shrines, Altars, & Religious Iconography

Holy Amazing!! It had me at Pink Fabulousness:-)

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Seven sacraments. I truly love how clear these old holy cards and pictures used to be: we can see here that the Sacraments are the action of the Holy Spirit of God working through matter. Why have we shied away from the basic Catholic belief that we are not matter or spirit, but matter AND spirit?

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The Sacrament of Penance - Confession. A very good Examination of Conscience: http://www.beginningcatholic.com/catholic-examination-of-conscience.html

from BBC News

Pope Francis sets up commission to review Vatican bank

He forgives me for all my sins and he has a path set that I will continue to follow.