Season 4, Catholic Spirituality, Episode 2: Sanctifying Grace

Fr. Nicolás Depósito

Fr. Nicolás Despósito

In this episode Father Nicolás Despósito covers the second chapter of Royo Marín's Theology of Christian Perfection. The topics treated are: sanctifying grace, its nature and effects, actual grace, its nature and functions.

The supernatural life is analogous to the natural life, and this is clearly seen in the four elements that constitute life. A living subject (the supernatural living subject is the human soul), a formal principle of life (the supernatural principle of life is sanctifying grace), the faculties (in the supernatural order, those are the virtues and gifts of the Holy Ghost) and operations (in the supernatural order, those are the operations of the virtues and gifts).

These four elements constitute a supernatural vital organism. Why is this important? Because, in order to gain eternal life, we must first be elevated to the supernatural life through grace. Natural virtue is not sufficient.

Join Father Nicolás Despósito and host Father Germán Fliess, seminary professors at Most Holy Trinity Seminary in Brooksville, Florida in this episode of Catholic Spirituality.


Original Air Date: June 28, 2015
Show Run Time: 39 minutes
Show Guest(s): Father Nicolás Despósito
Show Host(s): Father Germán Fliess

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