In this episode we continue discussing the topic of our need to have sorrow for our sins, a sense of shame for what is wrong, and a healthy fear of the Lord. We also profile Saint Mary Magdalene as the exemplar of how to repent of one's sins -- and Ann utterly destroys the notion that Mary Magdalene was some sort of proto-feminist. We also review what is required in terms of contrition for a valid Sacramental confession.
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The Penitent Magdalene by Guido Reni
Penitent Magdalene by Donatello
Recommended Reading for this week (and every week!):
- Sermons of Saint Alphonsus
- Readings and Meditations for every day of the Year (compiled from the writings of Saint Alphonsus)