His free and jovial temper, and the readiness with which he granted absolution
from all ordinary delinquencies, rendered him a favourite among the nobility and principal gentry, to several of whom he was allied by birth, being of a distinguished Norman family.
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution
About this time I was sent for to the viceroy's camp to confess a criminal, who, though falsely, was believed a Catholic, to whom, after a proper exhortation, I was going to pronounce the form of absolution
, when those that waited to execute him told him aloud that if he expected to save his life by professing himself a Catholic, he would find himself deceived, and that he had nothing to do but prepare himself for death.
But, at all events, I gave him absolution
in articulo mortis.
To him crawled Mulcahy, ashen-gray, demanding absolution
I have absolution
from our holy father, the pope, in my pocket.
To the last Lavalle was a Catholic of the old school, accepting--he who had looked into the very heart of the lightnings--the dogmas of papal infallibility, of absolution
, of confession--of relics great and small.
I have now ver' good absolutions
for six months"; and he strolled forth to get a handkerchief for the girl of the hour and to break the hearts of all the others.
She stood in the middle of the room with a face of mildness bent upon me, and her look of forgiveness, of absolution
, made her angelic.
rich corporation, by an alderman; absolution
to an impenitent king, by
His chamberlain and cardinals came forth, as I remember, to ask whether we would take seven thousand crowns with his blessing and a plenary absolution
, or the ten thousand with his solemn ban by bell, book and candle.
When I have been vexed I run out to them for comfort, and when I have been angry without just cause, it is there that I find absolution