Posts Tagged Penance

The gift of Piety and the path of penance

The gift of Piety and the path of penance

How does one advance? how does one rise?   Piety and penance.  Augustine and Francis de Sales often cite Romans 5:5, that the love of God is poured into

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Penance and The Mystery of Piety

Penance and The Mystery of Piety

Rembrandt, from Pilgrims at Emmaus Blessed John Paul meditates on the term “mysterium pietatis,” a term he found in St. Paul’s First Letter to Timothy, 3.15 ff. As

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I am shocked? The mystery of evil and penance

I am shocked? The mystery of evil and penance

I am shocked. Gambling, here?   . . . To evoke conversion and penance in man’s heart is the specific mission of the church, according to Blessed John

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On Penance

Blessed John Paul II must surely rank among the greatest pastors in the history of the Church; for his travels, for his influence on events, for his witness

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Good Friday: The Shattered World is Redeemed

Good Friday: The Shattered World is Redeemed

Good Friday: The World is Shattered “We live a world shattered to its very foundations.” With such a somber thought John Paul II opens his reflections on reconciliation

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