penitence


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Husband, dear husband, if you will but confess this dreadful crime; if you will but implore forgiveness of Heaven and of those whom you have wronged on earth; if you will dismiss these vain uneasy thoughts, which never can be realised, and will rely on Penitence and on the Truth, I promise you, in the great name of the Creator, whose image you have defaced, that He will comfort and console you.
But soon, as Maggie looked, every distinct thought began to be overflowed by a wave of loving penitence, and words burst forth with a sob.
Half Moon Road is being sold online with two more, Blood Road and Penitence Road, due to come out in the next few months.
Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world's first true "penitentiary," a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts.
uk/events/kings-hall/nemf Four pieces by Tudor genius John Sheppard frame Bach's great motets Komm Jesu, komm, and Jesu meine Freude, and William Byrd's meditation on penitence, Infelix Ego, for Durham Singers' Passiontide concert at Durham Cathedral Chapter House on March 22.
After judgments have been made and penitence performed, both the offender and offended bend toward each other.
tude was that is was generally improper but OK in certain "It was OK in a religious "It was OK in a religious context if it was triggered by penitence about sins or unworthiness.
One joked: "It would be like inflicting an infinite penitence on him.
Indeed, the ladder of Thrift allows one to skip the lesser virtues of Confession, Penitence, and Industry, and be free of the downward pull of the vices Indulgence, Temper, Conceit, Mischief, Pugnacity, and Disobedience.
Mumbai, June 30 ( ANI ): An imam in Mumbai has said that the Muslim fasting month of Ramazan is a time for penitence and to seek forgiveness for sins committed in the past from Almighty Allah.
The transition from Camillo to Paulina as Leontes's "priest-like" counselor after the actual death of Mamillius and apparent deaths of Hermione and Perdita establishes an oppositional mode of penitence in The Winter's Tale.
The 40-day sign of penitence starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday, which is a day before Easter Sunday.