Paragraph 1434

1434. The interior penance of the Christian can be expressed in many and various ways. Scripture and the Fathers insist above all on three forms, fasting, prayer, and almsgiving,31which express conversion in relation to oneself, to God, and to others. Alongside the radical purification brought about by Baptism or martyrdom they cite as means of obtaining forgiveness of sins: effort at reconciliation with one’s neighbor, tears of repentance, concern for the salvation of one’s neighbor, the intercession of the saints, and the practice of charity “which covers a multitude of sins.”32


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

384. What are the theological virtues?

567. What times are more suitable for prayer?

263. What are the effects of Baptism?

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

70. Where does the soul come from?

257. Who can receive Baptism?

559. In the Church are there different ways of praying?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the seventy week prophecy in Daniel 9?

What is the importance of prayer and intercession in the Christian life, according to 1 Timothy 2:1-4?

What is the story of Naaman and how did faith and obedience cure him of leprosy?

How important is caring for the dead in the Bible and what can we learn from the story of Tobiah and the burial of the dead?

How important is gratitude in the story of the healing of the ten lepers, described in Luke 17:11-19?

What is the importance of Christian witness?

How important is the Word of God in the Christian life according to 2 Timothy 3:16-17?