Number of articles: 17

"I found myself before the Tabernacle, without knowing what to do"

Aurora, who is studying music in Portugal, talks about how her encounter with Christ in the Tabernacle, and a good Confession, made her life much richer.

Personal testimonies

"An Our Father, two Hail Marys... and that’s all?”

Alberto, who lives in Oporto, Portugal, is the son of a fisherman. A Cooperator of Opus Dei, he speaks about rediscovering the sacrament of Confession after 18 years.

Personal testimonies

Why Go to Confession?

What is Confession? Why is sin so harmful? What's needed for a good Confession, and why do we ask for forgiveness from a man and not directly from God?

Doctrinal Articles

Saint Raphael Meditation: Divine Mercy

A meditation (guided prayer) on the sure means to recover our peace and joy: the sacrament of confession.

Fostering Interior Life

Where God is Hidden

In the discreet silence of the Sacraments, Jesus waits for us to freely open our heart to Him.

Fostering Interior Life

​Confession: A God Who Runs to Meet Us

During these days of quarantine, most of us find it very difficult to go to confession. Perhaps a return to normalcy is still far off, but the moment God sees that we are repentant, He hurries towards us, excited and proud that we are returning home.

Fostering Interior Life

Apostolate of Confession

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo was born on 11 March 1914. In this brief video from a get-together in Vienna, he speaks about the importance of the Sacrament of Penance.


"There is no sin God cannot forgive"

In his September 11 Angelus address, Pope Francis asked: "Have you ever thought about how each time we go to the confessional, there is joy and celebration in heaven?"

From the Church and the Pope

Confession "Made Easy"

Pope Francis has wished to place the sacrament of Confession at the center of the Jubilee of Mercy. Many people in the parish of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Dublin, Ireland, have found this simple and clear graphic guide helpful for going to the sacrament of God's mercy.

Recent News

"Let us restore Sacrament of Reconciliation to the center"

In his March 4 address to the Apostolic Penitentiary Pope Francis said: "Let us restore to the center (and not only in this Jubilee Year) the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a true space of the Spirit."

From the Church and the Pope