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Overview Hans Urs von Balthasar calls this ''one of her most central works''. She discusses the moral and practical aspects of the sacrament in great depth. Some of the many areas covered include conversion, scruples, contrition, spiritual direction, laxity, frequency of confession, the confessions of religious and lay people, even the confessions of saints. One of the most complete spiritual treatises ever written on confession.
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Adrienne von Speyr (1902-1967) was a Swiss medical doctor, convert to Catholicism, a mystic, wife and author of over 60 books on spirituality and theology. She collaborated closely with the renowned theologian Hans Urs Von Balthasar, her confessor for 27 years, and they co-founded the Community of Saint John. Her numerous writings, published by Ignatius Press, are recognized by leading theologians and writers as a major contribution to the mystical and spiritual writings of the Church. Among her most important works are Book of All Saints, Confession, The World of Prayer, Handmaid of the Lord, and The Passion from Within.
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Good thoughts about confession Aug 10, 2002
As a Catholic who goes to confession regularly, I found this book helpful in putting the Sacrament of Penance (confession) in its proper context. I like the way this author compares confession to the Passion and Death of Christ, in ways that I had not previously considered. I believe that this book helps me to derive more spiritual benefit from confession. I will, however, caution that at times this author is a little difficult to understand, and sometimes I had to re-read paragraphs a couple times in order to get it. Nevertheless, I would recommend this book especially for Catholics who wish to derive more spiritual benefit from confession.