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penitent

Christianity
a. a person who repents his sins and seeks forgiveness for them
b. RC Church a person who confesses his sins to a priest and submits to a penance imposed by him

penitent

[′pen·ə·tənt]
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Penitents in San Fernando, north of Manila, pinned each other to crosses to mark Good Friday in a bid to recreate Christ's suffering.
For now, I should continue doing it as long as I can," said Enaje, also known as a superstar among penitents in San Juan.
An airy, well-lit reconciliation room off the sacristy has cushioned chairs outside for penitents in line.
PENITENTS are taking part in the procession of the Jesus Yacente brotherhood during Holy Week in Zamora, northern Spain.
In the village of San Pedro Cutud, male penitents walked through the streets in procession, lashing their backs with bamboo whips in a sign of penitence for their sins.
I have read letters from a confessor to unnamed penitents, letters that might give general spiritual advice.
Related Lives: Confessors and Their Female Penitents, 1450-1750.
Most confessors represented here wrote to express admiration and affection for their penitents (as in life of the future St.
Binkley to have the audience on all sides of the action -- is the stomping ground for a world of hustlers, generals, revolutionaries, would-be actors, drag queens, beauty queens and penitents.
With Related Lives: Confessors and Their Female Penitents, 1450-1750, Jodi Bilinkoff has made a substantial contribution to the study of early modern Catholicism.
A procession of reluctant penitents, we shuffled in solemn silence through the ornately carved doors of the church and filed into the pews at the back of the nave.
General absolution prevents questioning penitents properly, counselling and instructing them properly, and, if necessary, refusing them absolution.