Behind monastery walls, men of God spend their lives preparing for the passage of death. Best-selling French author Nicolas Diat set out to find what their deaths can reveal about the greatest mystery faced by everyone―the end of life.
The Rite of Penance was revised in accord with the second edition of the Lectionary for Mass and the emendations required by the 1983 Code of Canon Law. All three forms, beginning with the Rite of Reconciliation of Individual Penitents, are situated in the context of the Liturgy of the Word. Appendices include sample penitential services and a suggested form for an examination of conscience.