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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 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 previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia (1908)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by Charles Herbermann

asked speculatively whether man left to himself could elicit a true act of contrition, but no theologian ever taught that repentance ...

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