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    My 11 year old daughter is supposed to memorize the act of contrition for Religious Education but they did not send home any specific copy and there are several copies and several wordings, does anyone know which one is the original if there is an original? It seems like the ones I’m finding are all worded a little different so I don’t really know which is the original.
    I know that the one I learned as a child is even worded a little different at the beginning that what I have been seeing now and from the time my daughter was in her first communion class two years before her brother who had his class last year those act of contritions they said were both a little different so the church we go to seems to hand out a different one each year leaving my kids really confused as to what is the right way to say it? Help please <img src=” title=”Very Happy” /> And Thanks :!:


    Andres Ortiz

    Well, I really think it depends on what your parish prefers. The one I had to memorize (but can only remember the first line) starts off: O, my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee…

    There are other versions out there with more modern-day English as well. I think whichever one is comfortable for you. Obviously you don’t want to pick one that looks way different from the majority of the others you have read.

    You could always just use the one on this page (scroll down): … c_prayers/



    Hey Jon, thanks, I appreciate the help!!

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