Confession, Devotional – Spiritual Dictionary

CONFESSION – DEVOTIONAL: The practice of regular confession even when one is not aware of mortal or even venial sins. This practice includes setting and keeping a specific schedule of self-examination and confession. This may also include the confession of past mortal or venial sins even if confessed previously in specific or in general. Devotional confession can also make note of imperfections though they are not sufficient matter for absolution. In such a case, previously confessed sins, especially related to one’s predominant fault, should be mentioned. Note: This practice is not recommended for those who suffer with scrupulosity without the guidance of a spiritual director.

This Spiritual Dictionary Term is an excerpt from the Glossary of Dan’s book Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God. To learn more, click here.

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