After 1552, ‘the Angelics ceased to be missionaries, governors of charitable institutions, and penitential examples of religious zeal.’
At the 7.30 pm mass on Saturday evening and at the 12 noon mass on Sunday, a penitential Service will take place during the mass.
Rose expresses joy that half a penitential season is over, and is used on the 3rd Sunday of Advent and 4th Sunday of Lent.
The virtual disappearance of the traditional hearing of confessions in the box has led to the penitential services being the alternative way.
To begin with, we notice only the presence of two penitent saints, Mary Magdalene on the right identified by her ointment jar, and Jerome on the left in penitential dress, though without the usual stone that he employed to beat himself.
I noticed the penitential beds where the pilgrims who come for three days walk barefoot and also saw the dormitories where people sleep.
There will be a penitential service in the Dominican Church tonight at 8 pm and all are welcome to attend.
Chinese emperors used to issue a penitential decree taking the blame for misgovernment or natural calamities.
There will be a service of light, a penitential rite for the boys and girls and adults and finally a rehearsal for all who will be taking part in the confirmation ceremony on February 22.
Some will say it was a remarkable act of self denial akin to the penitential days of renunciation in Biblical times.