Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
TP: Treatise On The Sacraments
Q[89] Of The Recovery Of Virtue By Means Of Penance
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We must now consider the recovery of virtues by means of Penance, under which head there are six points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether virtues are restored through Penance?

A[2] Whether they are restored in equal measure?

A[3] Whether equal dignity is restored to the penitent?

A[4] Whether works of virtue are deadened by subsequent sin?

A[5] Whether works deadened by sin revive through Penance?

A[6] Whether dead works, i. e. works that are done without charity, are quickened by Penance?