Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
XP: Treatise On Contrition
Q[1] Of The Parts Of Penance, In Particular, And First Of Contrition
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We must now consider each single part of Penance, and (1) Contrition; (2) Confession; (3) Satisfaction. The consideration about Contrition will be fourfold: (1) What is it? (2) What should it be about? (3) How great should it be? (4) Of its duration; (5) Of its effect.

Under the first head there are three points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether Contrition is suitably defined?

A[2] Whether it is an act of virtue?

A[3] Whether attrition can become contrition?