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In the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, also called confession, we meet the Lord, who wants to grant forgiveness and the grace to live a renewed life in him. In this sacrament, he prepares us to receive him free from serious sin, with a lively faith, earnest hope, and sacrificial love in the Eucharist. The Church sees confession as so important that she requires that every Catholic go at least once a year.
“To pray for those with whom we are angry is a beautiful step toward that law of love.” (Pope Francis, June 12, 2013)
If you have anger in your heart towards someone, say a prayer for him or her today as a step towards healing.
Make going to confession a priority during Lent this year.
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