THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

"When you approach the confessional, know this, that I Myself am waiting there for you. I am only hidden by the priest, but I myself act in your soul. Here the misery of the soul meets the God of mercy." 
— Jesus to St. Faustina,  Diary, n. 1602
 
"Christ personally addresses every sinner: "My son, your sins are forgiven." He is the physician tending each one of the sick who need him to cure them. He raises them up and reintegrates them into fraternal communion. Personal confession is thus the form most expressive of reconciliation with God and with the Church. "
— Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 1484