Act of Contrition

March 24, 2007

O my God,
I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee,
and I detest all my sins
because of Thy just punishments;
but most of all because they offend Thee, my God,
Who art all-good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace,
to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life.

One Response to “Act of Contrition”

  1. Hebdomadary said

    Very seasonal. Always seasonal, for that matter. I especially like the saturno with the rolled sides, hanging from the corner of the confessional (was that style a regional usage, or was it broadly traditional?) Can you add the latin form of the Act of Contrition? I think it would be nice as a meditation.

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