Paragraph 1431

1431. Interior repentance is a radical reorientation of our whole life, a return, a conversion to God with all our heart, an end of sin, a turning away from evil, with repugnance toward the evil actions we have committed. At the same time it entails the desire and resolution to change one’s life, with hope in God’s mercy and trust in the help of his grace. This conversion of heart is accompanied by a salutary pain and sadness which the Fathers called animi cruciatus (affliction of spirit) and compunctio cordis (repentance of heart).24


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112. What is the importance of the Paschal Mystery of Jesus?

104. What does the hidden life of Jesus in Nazareth teach us?

563. How does the Church pray to Mary?

461. How are parents to educate their children in the Christian faith?

535. Why is there a universal call to prayer?

282. How is Christ present in the Eucharist?

350. Why is the Christian family called a domestic church?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How was the defeat of the Maccabees at the Battle of Elasa described in 1 Maccabees 6:17-47?

How does Job 38:1-11 reveal God’s sovereignty in the midst of suffering?

Why does the Bible warn us about the need to avoid envy and jealousy, as mentioned in Proverbs 14:30, and how can we apply this teaching in our lives?

Moses’ Intercession: How does Moses’ intercession for his people teach us about prayer and God’s mercy? (Exodus 32-34)

What was the religious reform implemented by King Hezekiah and how did it impact the history of Judah?

What is the message behind the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican?

What is the importance of courage in standing up for the truth, according to the Bible in Philemon 1:8-9?