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- He was young, kind, tolerant and easy on the penances.Chapter 6 (35% in)
- She said her penance using her mother-of-pearl rosary to keep count of the prayers.Chapter 6 (39% in)
- She resolved that no matter what penance Father gave her, she would triple it voluntarily.Chapter 27 (97% in)
- I'm a bad Catholic because I miss mass once in a while and I grumble when, at confession, I get a heavy penance for something I couldn't help doing.Chapter 45 (96% in)
There are no more uses of "penance" in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
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