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Confession - A Little Book for the Reluctant

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This popular nineteenth century French Catholic writer has assembled over 30 common objections to going to Confession and has answered them all with kindness, wit and wisdom. A book to allay fears and to give courage in approaching Confession, that Sacrament which will unlock the Gates of Heaven for many. Includes How to go to Confession.


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