Act of Contrition

Which one do you have memorized?

Here is a relevant excerpt from a project I started a while back but haven’t yet finished…

Just don’t say “hardly sorry” by mistake!

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6 Responses to Act of Contrition

  1. hashtagcatholic says:

    I don’t have either of them memorized.

      • hashtagcatholic says:


        I know. I haven’t been saying it all my life long. There are so many prayers to memorize and I’ve only been doing this a few years. Coming in, the only prayer I knew by heart was, “Now I lay me down to sleep…”

        And the Act of Contrition is usually posted in the Confessional. I do find that I’ve memorized more than I realize sometimes.

        I keep trying.

  2. beth says:

    I have the 70’s vesrion memorized –
    O my God, I am heartily sorry for
    having offended you, and I detest
    all my sins, because of Your just
    punishments, but most of all because
    they offend You, my God, who are
    all-good and deserving of all my love.
    I firmly resolve, with the help of
    Your grace, to sin no more and to
    avoid the near occasion of sin.

  3. bobboffa says:

    Heartily….. right ease for you to say! Us Rhode Islanders TRY to say it but comes out alittle different! lol

  4. Donna says:

    The version I learned was from the late 50s. Similar to Beth’s, above, but with “Thee” replacing “You”, and “Thy” replacing “Your”; plus “art all good” instead of “are all good.”

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