Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Principles and Practices - March 18

The Sacrament of Comfort

The Sacrament of Penance is essentially a sacrament of humiliation; but secondarily, though not less truly, a sacrament of consola­tion. Many overlook this altogether; some grasp the former, and yet lose sight of the latter.

From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930

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