Penance, sacrament of

   See Reconciliation.

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  • Penance, Sacrament of — • A sacrament of the New Law instituted by Christ in which forgiveness of sins committed after baptism is granted through the priest s absolution to those who with true sorrow confess their sins and promise to satisfy for the same. Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Penance — is repentance of sins as well as the proper name of the Catholic and Orthodox Christian Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation/Confession. The word penance derives from Old French and Latin poenitentia , both of which derive from the same root… …   Wikipedia

  • Sacrament of Marriage —     Sacrament of Marriage     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Sacrament of Marriage     That Christian marriage (i.e. marriage between baptized persons) is really a sacrament of the New Law in the strict sense of the word is for all Catholics an… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Penance (as a Virtue) — • Penance designates (1) a virtue; (2) a sacrament of the New Law; (3) a canonical punishment inflicted according to the earlier discipline of the Church; (4) a work of satisfaction enjoined upon the recipient of the sacrament. Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Sacrament — Sac ra*ment, n. [L. sacramentum an oath, a sacred thing, a mystery, a sacrament, fr. sacrare to declare as sacred, sacer sacred: cf. F. sacrement. See {Sacred}.] 1. The oath of allegiance taken by Roman soldiers; hence, a sacred ceremony used to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • penance — [pen′əns] n. [ME < OFr peneance < L paenitentia, poenitentia < paenitens: see PENITENT] 1. R.C.Ch. Eastern Orthodox Ch. a) a sacrament involving the confession of sin, repentance, and acceptance of the satisfaction imposed, followed by… …   English World dictionary

  • penance — ► NOUN 1) voluntary self punishment expressing repentance for wrongdoing. 2) a sacrament in which a member of the Church confesses sins to a priest and is given absolution. 3) a religious duty imposed as part of this sacrament. ORIGIN Old French …   English terms dictionary

  • sacrament — [sak′rə mənt] n. [ME < OFr sacrement < LL(Ec) sacramentum, the gospel, a secret, sacrament (used as transl. of Gr mystērion) < L, an oath of allegiance, orig., sum deposited by the two parties to a suit < sacrare, to consecrate <… …   English World dictionary

  • Sacrament of Penance (Catholic Church) — In Roman Catholic teaching, the Sacrament of Penance (commonly called Confession , Reconciliation or Penance ) is the method given by Christ to the Church by which individual men and women may be freed from sins committed after receiving Baptism …   Wikipedia

  • sacrament — /sak reuh meuhnt/, n. 1. Eccles. a visible sign of an inward grace, esp. one of the solemn Christian rites considered to have been instituted by Jesus Christ to symbolize or confer grace: the sacraments of the Protestant churches are baptism and… …   Universalium

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