Examination of Conscience

Before celebrating the Sacrament of Penance, it is helpful to prepare yourself with an examination of conscience. This involves reflecting prayerfully on your thoughts, words, and deeds in order to identify any sins.

An examination of conscience should be rooted in Scripture; particularly, the Ten Commandments and Beatitudes. Below are some examples of Examinations of Conscience that can help you prepare for the Sacrament.