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Penitential practices offer important ways for all to grow in the Lord, by strengthening the resistance to temptation, allowing expressions of sorrow for sins committed, opening the door for charitable works and so much more. In this pamphlet, the bishops have created a useful pastoral tool for helping parishioners understand how penance, rather than diminishing life, empowers all to live more fully the way of discipleship. From prayer to fasting to almsgiving and beyond, this handy reference helps foster in parishioners a deeper understanding of penance in all its various forms, and provides guidance in cultivating penitential practices in daily life. Includes a listing of penitential days and seasons in the Church calendar, along with sample expressions of penance.