I would go to confession to him. Not fully realizing it, I
was like the proud souls about whom Saint John of the Cross
speaks in his book The Dark Night. "They are too embarrassed,"
he says, "to confess their sins openly, lest their confessors should
think less of them.... And sometimes they seek another confessor
to tell the wrongs that they have done, so that their confessor shall
think they have done nothing wrong at all. My beloved : the story of a Carmelite nun