Oriente y Occidente - 3rd Parte
April 03, 2013 Length: 9:33
Padre Joan, nos anima a apropiarnos de los términos “ortodoxo” y “católico,” tomando conciencia, a un nivel de seriedad y de integridad total, impregnada del espíritu de penitencia absoluta, de expulsión del espíritu de orgullo, de preeminencia y de superioridad, dentro de la plegaria más ardiente en el Espíritu Santo, con tal que Éste administre aquello que nos es vital únicamente desde el punto de vista espiritual, la Vida en Cristo.
In this third of three podcasts, Fr Joan encourages us to take ownership of the terms "Orthodox" and "Catholic," by making an honest and unwavering commitment, tempered by a spirit of absolute repentence and emptied of all pride, preeminence or superiority. So that our most ardent prayer in and to the Holy Spirit as only true vicar of Christ may be that He dispense onto us that which is vital for our salvation: the life in Christ.
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