Friday, December 18, 2009

Some ways to practice penance during this new liturgical year.
  • Efforts at reconciliation with a family member or neighbor
  • Tears of repentance
  • Concern for the salvation of our sisters and brothers
  • Prayer to the saints for their intercession
  • Patient acceptance of the cross we must bear to be faithful to Christ
  • Defense of justice and right
  • Admission of faults to God and to one another
  • Mutual correction
  • Offer and acceptance of forgiveness
  • Endurance of persecution for the sake of God’s kingdom
  • Development of a spirit of penance
  • Witness to a Christian way of life
Also, Works of Mercy.

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