I thought I would start a thread where we could talk about different penances we've received in Confession. What do you "usually" get as a penance? What's the most interesting/strangest penance you've ever received? Please share if the Confession was with a priest of a religious order such as FSSP, etc.
Eastern Catholics please share!
I thought it would be interesting to see if there are differences between religious orders, countries, areas, Eastern Catholic vs. Western, times (maybe a penance you got as a child decades ago vs. what you got recently), if there are any.
When I had my first Confession last year, my penance was to say 50 "Jesus I love you"s. Last night I Confessed and my penance was five Hail Marys and five Our Fathers. I've also been instructed to read the Gospel for Sunday. I guess the most interesting penance I've received was to hug my husband (I had Confessed arguing with him).