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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.
It does not "shape the making" of the reader of, for example, Wyatt's masterpiece, the Penitential Psalms, or Surrey's invention of blank verse in his subjective restructuring of Europe's communal epic, the Aeneid - both working from a very different ideological dialectic than that in Pandarism.
Apparently to stress a point on the importance of keeping the sanctity of life, Tagle mentioned the word 'patay' (kill) several times in an emphatic homily during the culmination of a penitential walk in front of the Manila Cathedral on Good Friday.
Seeking the favor of God; v.2; The development of penitential prayer in Second Temple Judaism.
Throughout his life, he exercised in his daily routine the penitential practices which he had adopted at the Charterhouse.
The sojourn usually coincides with the Muslim penitential month of Ramadan.
And those Catholics, like Roelker's parliamentarians, who acknowledged abuse while still remaining loyal to their church may have done so not only because of their corporate self-interest but also because they believed the Catholic church, with its tried and true penitential cycle, offered the surer means of salvation, notwithstanding the foibles of its clergy.