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The Sacrament of Confession: An Experience of Conversion

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Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., explores the relationship between confession and spiritual growth.

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Overview

Preparing to confess our sins is a challenge, especially when we are overly concerned about repeated sins or unsure how to make an integral confession. Conversion, the primary focus of the sacrament of confession, opens a door to a profound experience of God’s mercy.

Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and spiritual director, explores the relationship between the sacrament of confession and ongoing spiritual growth.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Discuss the nature of conversion as the purpose of the sacrament of penance;
  2. Explore two models for an examination of conscience; and
  3. Reflect on a process for general confession in key moments of spiritual development.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. How do I prepare for confession and make an examination of conscience?
  2. Why do I go to confession?
  3. What is my experience of spiritual direction in the confessional?