In choosing this option, the nuns relinquished their authority over the convent's most important position to their confessor
In general, it is not necessary for the confessor
to investigate concerning sins committed in invincible ignorance of their evil, or due to an inculpable error of judgment," the new document said.
While women such as Francisca did not commit their experiences to pen and paper, Ana Domengue transcribed hers in a 167-folio of first- and third-person accounts compiled at the request of her confessor
On June 26 during a Latin-rite Mass attended by about half a million faithful, the Pope beatified two confessors
of faith known for their love of the poor and illiterate.
Saint Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787), founder of Redemptorists, preeminent moral theologian and apologist, patron of confessors
and moralists .
During these three years she spoke only to her confessor
and rarely ventured outside except to attend Mass at the neighbouring church of St.
He's the neighborhood host, town crier, traffic cop, pet finder and father confessor
on this stretch of Chase Street in Northridge, where he lives.
One 6-year-old, for example, having studiously memorized the potential sins listed, emerged from his first encounter with a confessor
refreshed and elated.
Edward the Confessor
Parish with her husband Preston.
One hopes that his confessor
will urge him to do so, preferably in writing, if it is too late to do so in a press conference.
Early's role seems to be that of confessor
for the various minor characters who end up, inexplicably, coming to his house at odd hours to drink tea and tell him their own life stories.
By taking the name of a hallowed martyr or confessor
, early Christians invoked the protection of that patron.