Love of Jesus to Penitents
In The Love of Jesus to Penitents, Cardinal Manning gives great detail to the numerous benefits that the Sacrament of Penance affords the penitent. Namely: it reveals to the prodigal the tender compassion of Our Lord Jesus; bestows the grace of spiritual regeneration upon the spiritually dead soul; is the means of gaining self-knowledge; inclines the penitent to have perfect contrition and making reparation to God and those neighbors whom he has offended by his sins; and bestows upon the spiritually reborn the gift of perseverance, enabling him to remain in a state of grace throughout his earthly life unto life everlasting. The cardinal tells us that Catholics in his day loved the Sacrament of Penance but did not avail themselves to its graces and benefits as often as they ought; so very like our own times. Catholics, therefore, should find this short book quite relevant, and both Catholics and non-Catholics should find it interesting and informative, as it outlines the practical usefulness and efficacy of this ancient sacrament. An excellent read, deepening ones understanding of, and love for, Confession.
by Henry Edward Manning
Audiobook Time - 2hrs. 45min. - 3 Audio CDs