The Devil is always with us, Emilia,
hiding in the darkness,
waiting for the moment of weakness
when he can lure us back into sin.
And 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 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,
Return to your seat and perform your penance.
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
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
Can you hear me, Father?
Yes, my child.
I’m lonely, Father.
I know, my child.
I feel so unhappy.
No one understands me.
I have such awful thoughts.
What have you have done wrong, my child ?
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 am sorry for these and all my sins.
I feel so guilty.
God has heard your words of repentance.
For your 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 for your sins
I've decided to keep a record of what happens
I'm going to write everything down
I'm going to use my favourite pen with the gold nib
I'm holding it in my right hand
Now what shall I say ???
I can't think of anything that's important
Oh! It's too hard
I give up
I only wanted to write something down in my nice new notebook
to show to Sister Ursula.