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Act of Contrition


"Act of Contrition": Atto di dolore is a 1990 Italian film. It stars Claudia Cardinale.


"Act of Contrition" is a composition.


  1. Act of Contrition: An act of contrition is a Catholic prayer that expresses sorrow for sins. It may be used in a liturgical service or be used privately, especially in connection with an examination of conscience.
  2. Act of Contrition is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

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Google previewCatholic Dictionary (2013)

An Abridged and Updated Edition of Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hardon

The act of contrition is a free decision involving a detestation of and ...

Google previewOur Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia (1998)

by Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Russell B. Shaw

An "act of contrition" is a prayer that expresses to God the sorrow one feels and the willingness to avoid sin in the future. It may be memorized or spontaneous and is prayed regularly in a healthy Catholic spirituality. Contumacy • Generally ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Renaissance Art (2016)

by Lilian H. Zirpolo

It rejects the validity of indulgences and classifies them as a financial transaction rather than a sincere act of contrition.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Monasticism (2013)

by William M. Johnston

an act of contrition, but the lawmakers disagreed. In return for the land, Mary got the repeal of all the ecclesiastical legislation of Henry VIII and Edward VI all the way back to the time before the Reformation. After the repeal became law in ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

act of contrition 7noun (in the Roman Catholic Church) a penitential prayer. 2something done to make amends for an offence.

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

act of contrition n. (in the Roman Catholic Church) a penitential prayer. actor n. 1 a person whose profession is acting. 2 a participant in an action or process.

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