act of contrition


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act of contrition

n
1. (Theology) Christianity a short prayer of penitence
2. something done to show sorrow for one's past actions
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There were those who praised Tizon-who, at age 57, died in his sleep in March, on the day The Atlantic decided to put his story on its cover for his courage and honesty to bring Lola's story to light-his final act of contrition, they wrote.
The certainty of forgiveness upon the act of contrition is one of the most hopeful and joyful aspects of the (Catholic) faith," she said.
It would take an unlikely act of contrition for Barton to come back from a three-week suspension for his training ground bust-up but Black is adamant the former English internationalist's troubles will be water off a duck's back.
In 1988, the then US president Ronald Reagan signed into law the Civil Liberties Act, effectively an act of contrition by the government, and authorised a payment of $20,000 (Dh73,560) to each individual survivor.
That day, Bogota's weekly magazine Semana said, "The act of contrition that the FARC made in Bojaya is the most important peace act this year in Colombia.
Mercy is when a person returns to the sacrament of reconciliation after decades, nervous as can be and embarrassed to have forgotten the act of contrition, and the confessor responds with warmth, gentleness and bit of good humor.
It was set up as an act of contrition by the Editor who gets remarkably grumpy on press day.
PIZZA POOR ROLE MODEL Brown went on capital bender He'll probably be man of the match today as an act of contrition.
The book is an act of contrition on my part, for never realising what a wonderful, brilliant person she was," said Pat.
Simple: the act of publishing a journal exposing the roots of deception is an act of contrition and an effort to undo the harm that they caused .
AMAN murdered his girlfriend, dumped her in a moorland grave and placed flowers on her body in an act of contrition, a court has heard.