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Catholic Activity: Family Confessions

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Practice this custom to bring peace to your home and increase the spiritual unity of your family.

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The Slovaks have a beautiful custom which shows their respect for the other members of their families. Before leaving to go to confession, the father, mother, and all the children ask each others' pardon for any offenses or arguments. They say to each other, "Forgive me if I have offended you in any way." The response is, "May God forgive you."

Among the Portuguese a similar custom prevails. Before going to confession the children perform what for some must be almost a heroic act of humility. They kneel before their parents, and recalling their little failings against them, ask their forgiveness and blessing.

Activity Source: How to Make Your House a Home by Rev. Bernard Stokes, O.F.M., Family Life Bureau, Washington D.C., 1955

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