Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Principles and Practices - August 13

The Need of Expiation

Every sin is an injury committed against God by disobeying Him, by preferring a creature to Him, or our own satisfaction. Now God, who is supreme justice and sanctity, owes to Himself the reparation of this injury. And as all sin is an unlawful enjoyment of the mind, or of the heart, or of the senses, the enjoyment must be expiated by suffering of mind, or heart, or senses, which restores the violated order.

-Book of the Professed.
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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