The Devil is always with us, Emilia,
hiding in the darkness,
waiting for that moment of weakness
when he can lure us into sin.

Growing up can be a very difficult time.
Sometimes no one can help you,
not even your mother.
You must trust in the love of the Lord Jesus.

You have now made your first confession.
You have received God's absolution.
Your soul is pure once more.
You are innocent.









Thank you, Father,

Now go and perform your penance, Emelia.

​Yes Father

I have sinned in my thoughts and in my words.
I have sinned in what I have done and in what I have failed to do.

Mea Culpa

Hail Mary - full of grace
the Lord is with thee


Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.


Holy Mary - Mother of God
pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death

Amen

Can you hear me, Father?
Yes, my child.
What is it that you've done wrong ?

I cheated in the mathematics examination.
I told a lie to my friend Susan.
I hit my brother.


Do you repent these sins?

I do repent them Father.
I feel so guilty.

God has heard your words of repentance, my child.

For penance
You must say the 
Hail Mary three times.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit
I absolve you.
Amen

I've decided to keep a record of what happens to me.
I'm going to write everything down.

I'm going to use my favourite pen.
The one with the gold nib.

I must think of something important.
What shall I say?

Oh! It's too hard.
I give up.

I only wanted to write something in my nice new notebook to show Sister Ursula.