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(open) confession is good for the soul

The act of confessing one's misdeeds alleviates stress and guilt. You'll feel better if you just tell mom that you broke the vase. Open confession is good for the soul, after all.
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(Open) confession is good for the soul.

Prov. If you have done something wrong, you will feel better if you confess that you did it. You ought to tell Dad that you broke his radio. Open confession is good for the soul. Sue: I've been so upset about cheating on the exam that I haven't been sleeping nights. Sam: You can do something about it; confession is good for the soul.
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Confessione e dichiarazione delle parti nelle cause canoniche di nullith matrimoniale, Padova 2003, 99-145 (tambien en btcaev); A.
342: 'ad fenestras confessionum nulla loquitur de aliis quam de confessione .
Its Latin title is Confessiones, but the term testimony is an effective translation, as Augustine is offering testimony about the nature of his soul and the God he finds in his life.
Esta afirmacion del filosofo aleman se basa en las reflexiones que San Agustin elucubra en sus Confessiones, al afirmar que en rigor no se deberia hablar de tres tiempos diferentes, sino de que el tiempo, como presente, involucra tres distintas relaciones.
Yet in his impassioned plea for a common ground uniting the embattled profession of his title, Woodring strikes a note that must surely resound winningly in the ears of the many colleagues driven by our present malaise to their confessiones and lamentationes.
Zur ersten Adaptation der Confessiones fur die Jesuitenbuhne"; Denis Thouard, "Le cogito et l'amour.
Paper thirteen, entitled `Le communisme spiritual' was written for a Festschrift for the late Luc Verheijen and takes up his work on the regula to illustrate how the distinction between those who seek their own good (proprium) and those who seek the common good (commune) was a constant feature of Augustine's understanding of Christian life from the very beginning; a Neoplatonic theme which, when Christianized, inspired two of Augustine's major works--the Confessiones and the De ciuitate dei.
His best-known works are Confessiones (Confessions, The) and his masterpiece De civitate Dei ( City of God, The).
O Querolus, por sua vez, e lido atraves das suas alusoes parodicas nao so as Confessiones de Agostinho, mas tambem aos Evangelhos.
In the Confessiones, Augustine gives an outline of a sort of program or "inquiry by stages" by which the Platonists advised him he might discover truth, or God, for himself.
persuadir a los yndios en los sermones, platicas y confessiones, que confiesen sus ydolatrias ocultas, por decir, que despues quando mas se descubren piensan los indios que es por aver revelado ellos el secreto de las confessiones, y que con esto se desacreditan para con ellos su doctrina, y asia mucho tiempo que no e podido, que me den misioneros deste instituto, que acompanen a los visitadores, sino solamente an dado para las otras missiones ordinarias (81).
AGUS TIN DE HIPONA, Confessiones, VII, 18, 24, Madrid: BAC, 11, 478.
Curtius manifiesta como San Agustin no sea solo un pensador y escritor profundos; que sus Confessiones son, en todos sentidos, uno de los mas grandes libros del Occidente, su estilo, prosa artistica antigua, cual entra al servicio del nuevo mundo espiritual cristiano.
Efectivamente, cuando <<il peccatore occulto domanda in occulto l'Eucaristia, essa gli sia negata, ancorche il Sacerdote, che gliela dovrebbe amministrare, sia informato del suo peccato per la strada della confessiones sacramentale>>.
Lejeune's definition of this genre privileges contemporary autobiograpy, beginning with Rousseau's Les Confessions and thus excluding from the autobiographical genre all writings written between Augustine's Confessiones and Vico's Vita.