supplement to the Third Part of the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas Gathered from his Commentary on Book IV of the Sentances QQ1-99
We must now consider each single part of Penance, and
- Satisfaction. The consideration about Contrition will be fourfold:
- What is it?
- What should it be about?
- How great should it be?
- Of its duration;
- Of its effect.
Under the first head there are three points of inquiry:
- Whether Contrition is suitably defined?
- Whether it is an act of virtue?
- Whether attrition can become contrition?