Act of Contrition

Detail of Christ Carrying Cross by Sebastiano del Piombo



O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, 

and I detest all my sins, because of Thy just punishments,

but most of all because they offend Thee, my God,

who art all-good and deserving of all my love.

I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more,

and to avoid the near occasion of sin.



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