Special assurance of forgiveness is also given in Confession and Absolution.
To the priest who gave her absolution she said, "I am dying because I listened to and believed the demon."
And as yet I had received no absolution for the mortal offences I had committed at Piacenza.
After Fra Antonio's brave attempt at absolution, the woman had fainted.
He burrowed deep, deep, in the hope of my absolution, which would have been of no good to him.
This evidence in her hand was like an absolution; it left him without a stain.
And now for your soul's health I will give you all absolution.
All his anticipations had returned; it was the absolution and not the communion which had worked.
Absolution was hard to get from him, and not to be had on any terms but those of severe penance.
Hugh promptly gave the absolution, and then asked if the body were yet buried.