Title: Jesus Christ Holy Forgiveness
Icon Number: JCHF040
Act of Perfect Contrition
Ever loving God, accept my sincere and honest request for forgiveness. You alone know my heart's joys and sorrows. Please help me celebrate the times I have followed your way, and assist me in all the times I fail to love you and others with my whole heart. Correct in me all the faults that I have and know that I depend on you for guidance and support. Take away the pain, confusion and sorrow that my sins have brought to you, others and me. I promise to try and live a more holy life and will do all in my power to attend to my penance as soon as I possibly can. All these things I ask of you in your Son's name. Amen
Courtesy of :
Fr. Andy Pavlak - Pastor
San Miguel and its Missions
403 El Camino Real, NW
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-2891 - Church Office
"The coming of the third millennium is a time of renewal Traditionally, a jubilee year is a time to celebrate conversion and the forgiveness of sin. Forgiveness is healing -- of oneself and of others. It's essential to look into our hearts now and then to see where we are blocked in forgiving and then to ask God for the gift of forgiveness that makes us whole again. Unlike a debt of money, which is a matter of justice, a debt of offense can never be repaid by the one who committed it. It has to be forgiven. Someone who has seriously offended a spouse, friend, children, or parents can never really make it up to the person offended. Only that person can forgive it. Without forgiveness, the wounded relationship can never be restored or healed. Forgiveness is seldom easy But lack of forgiveness gnaws at us, causing us to lose our own sense of who we are called to be. As God forgives us, we are expected to forgive one another."
to the Blessing of the Catechists by
In this icon, Jesus Christ "awaits our petition, our prayer" for the grace to forgive ourselves and others.
This icon emphasizes the holiness of the Cross in the Spirit of forgiveness showing Christ as the source of grace of the act of forgiving. Holy Forgiveness was commissioned as a gift for a Minister in Amagansett, New York.