Heaps of Missionaries of Mercy were at Chiesa Nuova for adoration and confession this morning. It is simply impossible to be a good confessor without going to confession.
Today I confessed in Italian to a Polish priest. His advice was spot on, his encouragement appropriate, his irony related with joy to the liturgy of the day was incisive to the point of making me laugh. The absolution was divine. The penance was all about mercy being founded on justice.