The most effective penance
In my opinion, I got a very effective penance. It was to pray five Hail Mary’s while meditating on the five wounds of Christ. If anything gets you to be truly sorrowful, this is probably it.
I invite you, as I did last Lent, to approach the wonderful sacrament of confession, absolution, reconciliation and penance. This Lent I ask you also to avail yourself of the other cures that Lent provides. Give Christ, the physician of bodies and souls, a chance. Let the Church, the pharmacy for the soul, dispense what you need. Fast, pray, give, and let God do the rest. — Bishop Anthony Fisher (Parramatta)