Season 5, The Spiritual Life, Episode 11: The Golden Key of Heaven: An Act of Perfect Contrition

Father Bernard Uttley, O.S.B.

Father Bernard Uttley, O.S.B.

The Spiritual Life is back with a new episode on perhaps the greatest of prayers and what has been called The Golden Key of Heaven, namely, an Act of Perfect Contrition. In this episode we’ll discuss what contrition is, what Perfect Contrition is as distinguished from Imperfect Contrition, and the tremendous spiritual effects of this act, and whether it is difficult or relatively easy to make. The vital importance of the Act of Perfect Contrition can hardly be overstated as its primary effect is to recover sanctifying grace outside of the Sacrament of Penance; something especially important in these days of few, true priests. Therefore, knowing about this act, and forming a habit of making an act of Perfect Contrition often, may mean the difference between saving one’s soul…and losing it. This episode is an in-depth presentation of this timely subject. The time spent in studying this subject is time well spent for your soul and the souls of those who you can encourage to make this soul saving Act.

Cardinal Franzelin, considered by many as the greatest theologian of the 19th century, said: “Could I preach throughout the whole world, of nothing would I speak more frequently than of perfect contrition!”


Original Air Date: February 26, 2016
Show Run Time: 1 hour 47 minutes
Show Guest(s): Father Bernard Uttley, O.S.B.
Show Host(s): John Thomson
Individual Season 5 Show Price: Not available.

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