Fr. Ed Broom, OMV: Seeking Interior Peace? Try Confession!

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By Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, Catholic Exchange, March 7, 2023

Father Ed Broom is an Oblate of the Virgin Mary and the author of Total Consecration Through the Mysteries of the Rosary and From Humdrum to Holy. …


A very interesting phenomenon: observing a person pass from a state of interior tension manifested by exterior tension to a state of peace and tranquility! Very often this is the case of a penitent standing in the line and preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confession, wherein tension is experienced. However, upon leaving the Confessional, having confessed and received absolution, interior peace radiates even from the very countenance of the person.

About 35 years ago, Mary Ann Budnik wrote a short but marvelous book on the Sacrament of Confession with the title, “Looking for Peace? Try Confession!”  This mother encouraged the frequent reception of the Sacrament of Confession for the peace and sanctification of the family members. …

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