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penitential

Chiefly RC Church a book or compilation of instructions for confessors
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Through all my punishments, disgraces, fasts and vigils, and other penitential performances, I had nursed this assurance; and to my communing so much with it, in a solitary and unprotected way, I in great part refer the fact that I was morally timid and very sensitive.
She nursed him, she read to him, she anticipated his wants, and was solicitous about his feelings; but there had entered into the husband's mind the certainty that she judged him, and that her wifely devotedness was like a penitential expiation of unbelieving thoughts--was accompanied with a power of comparison by which himself and his doings were seen too luminously as a part of things in general.
When I reproved them, or refused to gratify their wishes, after a glaring fault, it should be more in sorrow than in anger: their little hymns and prayers I would make plain and clear to their understanding; when they said their prayers at night and asked pardon for their offences, I would remind them of the sins of the past day, solemnly, but in perfect kindness, to avoid raising a spirit of opposition; penitential hymns should be said by the naughty, cheerful ones by the comparatively good; and every kind of instruction I would convey to them, as much as possible, by entertaining discourse--apparently with no other object than their present amusement in view.
Must one clatter like kettledrums and penitential preachers?
Melancholy streets, in a penitential garb of soot, steeped the souls of the people who were condemned to look at them out of windows, in dire despondency.
Now, there is no more use in making believe be angry with a negro than with a child; both instinctively see the true state of the case, through all attempts to affect the contrary; and Sam was in no wise disheartened by this rebuke, though he assumed an air of doleful gravity, and stood with the corners of his mouth lowered in most penitential style.
As a Day of Sacrifice and in line with the penitential character of Lent, many will try to abstain from meat on all seven Fridays of the 40-day Lenten observance as a form of penitence.
Those who would avail of the dispensation, however, were encouraged to engage in some other forms of penance, acts of mercy and charity, especially to the poor in keeping with the penitential spirit of the season of Lent.
30am Family Service St Dunstan's Roman Catholic Church Thu Dec 21: 7pm Penitential Mass Sun Dec 24: 5pm Vigil Mass of Christmas Sun Dec 24: 11.
They cover embodied religion, penitential themes, material issues and the ordering of psalms and prayers in collections, prophecy, history and identity, and composition and use.
But because those penitential prayers were written before the advent of the digital age, they don't always address some of our most egregious errorsspecifically, the ones we make online.
Saturday, pilgrims were out for the penitential procession of Ina in preparation for the Fluvial procession later in the afternoon.