Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy extolled the importance of the sacrament of Penance in a letter to confessors to mark the beginning of a new liturgical year.
The letter made available through Zenit News Agency (Dec. 3, 2017), stressed to confessors the importance of guidance and accompaniment. “…you must place penitents on the path of sanctity, exercising over them, in an appropriate way, a true teaching, a ministry of guidance and accompaniment.”
He went on to say, “Your ministry, dear friends and Confessors, doesn’t make noise but yes miracles. No one perceives, but God sees and this is what matters.”
For the letter to all confessors, click here.