Reconciliation 101 Inspirational Stories of the Sacrament
This book is not a super guru book. It’s not a one stop shop for all your answers dealing with God and His plan for your life – but I can promise you that it will start you on the road that will change your life. It will open the door to giving you new answers, new insights and new vision for your future.
Going to confession takes the “lead” out of your life, removes the blocks and obstacles that are holding you back from a joyous life and gives you the graces and power to take positive, spiritual steps forward. Confession is more than a free counseling session – it’s a time to unload the bad certainly, but it is also a time to receive good things as well. God’s grace flows in when we humbly confess all the bad things we have done, the wrong steps we have taken and the negative and hurtful words we have spoken . We then receive the full forgiveness that comes only from God through the hands of the priest as he absolves us from all our sins. “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
The subtitle for this book is from the words of Jesus in the New Testament, “I came that you might have life and have it to the full.”
If you have ever had doubts about Reconciliation or "going to confession", this is the book for you! Someone gave a copy to our daughter as a gift. I bought another copy for my husband and me. We had returned to the Catholic Church after 30 years absence and confession was a stumbling block for us as former Protestants. Not any more. Now we see it in a different light. What a blessing! A book for all Christians, Catholic or not. It will help Protestants understand the Sacrament as well. Many thanks to Sister Proctor!Kay Gray
I came that you may have life, and have it to the full.
Not being a very young person, I remember the days when going to confession meant "shaking in your boots". Most of the time, I dreaded it. With Sister Patricia Proctor's book, 101 Inspirational Stories of The Sacrament of Reconciliation, I have come to relax in this Sacrament. Sister, in her book, shows us how to be fully at peace with ourselves. Jesus is total love, and wants to help us and forgive us. The priest, as Jesus' representative, is there to understand as Jesus understands. It is a beautiful Sacrament, where we do not have to live with guilt. Jesus, through the priest, removes all discomfort. This is a wonderful book, that helps us to look forward to the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or confession. Thank you Sister Patricia for making this book available. This is truly a work of love.
Maryann Kolod, S.F.O.