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Frequent Confession - Its Place in the Spiritual Life

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Frequent Confession

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Benedict Baur

Frequent Confession presents convincing and strong evidence for the benefits of frequent reception of the sacrament of Penance for the health and growth of the spiritual life of all faithful.

"To win the battles of the soul, the best strategy often is to bide one's time and apply the suitable remedy with patience and perseverance."  So wrote St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei who tirelessly urged the practice of frequent confession for spiritual advancement.

The book is divided into two parts.  The first shows the purposes and practice of confession from the aspect of confessor and penitent.  The second examines the many areas where confession applies.

An extensive introduction was written by Rev. Salvador Ferigle, who as a layman in 1949 began the apostolate of Opus Dei in the U.S. and died in 1997 at 72.  The book is newly indexed.


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This item received 4 stars overall. Frequent Confessions is like a road map for the soul

Bennedict Baur's Frequent Confession: Its Place in the Spiritual Life gives a thorough account of how frequent reception of the sacrament of Reconciliation can be great not only for the religious, but for lay people as well.
After an extensive introduction, about twenty-eight pages, by S.M. Ferigle, there is a brief forward by the author. The introduction explainsin detail how the use of the sacrament had declined over the years and how this has become an unhealthy attitude toward Confession. It goes on to discuss how frequent Confession is a good thing and why we should practice it. While the information was beneficial, I feel the introduction was quite long, which detracted my attention at times.
Once the book started, it was broken down into two pars. Part one focused on the practice of frequent Confession, while part two fo Full Review...

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