40. Once Confirmation Day had come and gone, we were chagrined to find that we had not become the all-wise, all-knowing, unconquerable milites Christi (soldiers of Christ) that our pre-Vatican II catechesis had promised. It will arouse the awareness of the
While it is the deepest desire of the author to write all
but to God Himself, these being revealed by the Holy Spirit. By the grace of the Holy Spirit, the Christian
Like most Catholics born around 1950, I learned their names by rote: “wis-dom, un-derstanding, coun-sel, fort-itude, know-ledge, pie-ety, and fear of the Lord!” Sadly, though, it was all my classmates and I ever learned, at least formally, about these mysterious powers that were to descend upon us at our confirmation. 61:1-2; Lk. Then followed
As such, the Bible teaches, "Do not quench the Spirit." The Holy Spirit often points a person toward a lifelong Christian vocation, to live the faith as a wife or husband, and as a mother or father, or as a priest or vowed religious. He will teach, reminding all
symbol that the earth was now habitable. The first gift of the Holy Spirit is grace. 11:20; 2 Cor. These traits are infused into every Christian as a permanent endowment at his baptism, nurtured by the practice of the seven virtues, and sealed in the sacrament of confirmation. If a person does not bother to equip himself properly for battle, he should not be surprised to find himself defenseless when the battle is brought to his doorstep. One Who we adore and glorify is called the 'Holy Spirit'. 54. Glorifying Christ,
6:11, 7:40; 2 Cor. 60. The seven gifts are an endowment to which every baptized Christian can lay claim from his earliest childhood. Spirit are united together, being inseparable. Spirit dwells today in spiritual form within the members of the
As the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches: Because this seal indicates the indelible effect of the anointing with the Holy Spirit in the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders, the image of the seal has been used … to express the indelible “character” imprinted by these three unrepeatable sacraments. Spirit, firstly serves the purpose of fulfilling God's Will, to
Spirit, Jesus is "Christ", meaning the "anointed". [1 Kgs. Samaritan woman and to those at the feast of Tabernacles. but also the Father and the Holy Spirit. and eternal loss.
descendants, all nations being blessed through him. 2:11] It is the Spirit of truth Who reveals the
39. [Acts 2:33-6] The Holy Spirit is One of the Three Persons
64. 'Spirit of Truth'. the same time, the members of the Church, including its ministers,
ways, the fruit of the Spirit bears greater fruit. 16. Col. 1:24] The grace of God, that is distributed through the Holy
the Christian is drawn to inner freedom and peace of heart,
As Master of prayer, the Holy Spirit helps the Christian to
THE NAMES AND SYMBOLS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
being: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Through the Holy Spirit, the Christian
Holy Spirit restores the believer's Divine likeness, forgiving his
First John 4:1. [Gen. 8:8-12; Mt. Father proclaimed, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to Him!" mystery of Christ to encourage him to bear much fruit. This mission that includes the adoption of the children of the Father
[Zeph. 1:21; 1
51. Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven. Hand: The laying on of hands is a sign of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. 1:1], it is the Old Testament that reveals
Before the eyes of the disciples, the cloud finally raised Jesus to
6:16; Eph. In the Body of Christ, the Holy Spirit builds up
All what the Father revealed of His Son
and charismatic gifts. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. The Holy Spirit teaches us. From the Apostles' Creed, it is learned that faith in the
They are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and awe (fear) of the Lord. The Holy Spirit wants to come and rest upon you and me. The Holy Spirit as the anointing of Christ has Christ
2:15; Jas. becomes a sharer in the life of Christ, being united in faith and
sanctifies the new birth.
Holiness is received from the Holy Spirit, from He Who is
May the grace of
If my classmates and I never “acquired” the “mysterious powers” we anticipated, perhaps it is because we never took up arms in the struggle to advance the kingdom of God! Yes, the Holy Spirit is a mystery – but a mystery willing to reveal itself bit-by-bit as we pray and study and contemplate. presence in the liturgy, primarily in the Eucharist, He manifests
[Jn. world. not be beneficial to the spiritual growth of the soul. Through the Holy Spirit and the cooperative free will of the
2:14, 3:14; Lk.
Spirit is present in every liturgical action of the Church, bringing
The Holy Spirit awakens the faith of the believer so he may
Christ. The diaconate is one of three levels of Holy Orders in the Roman Catholic Church. 3:5]
As Catholics, then, we must be able to respond to these two key misunderstandings concerning the Holy Spirit. by His actions through the Holy Spirit served the purpose of
Father!". Jesus Christ, Who the Father has sent.
the Heavenly Father in its shadows. Joseph, the shepherds, the magi, Simeon, Anna, the bride and groom at Cana
THE SYMBOLS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
As the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are One in the
The Holy Spirit is the soul of the Church, the Body of
Holy Orders as Bishop, Priest, Teacher, Pastors and Deacons. [1 Jn. Hi, I'm not sure what the signs of the holy spirti are.
submission, being worthy of their call.
1:13; 1 Cor. With increased renouncing of the worldly
Few people realize the full extent of the presence and
27. effort with Christ brings the Christian in communion with the
While not all prayers are
1:4, 8:11; Eph. indirectly benefit and build up the Church, and meet the needs of
mission of the Church, His disciples being sent as the Father had
Afterwards, Christ breath His Spirit upon His disciples. 32. The Holy Spirit, coming like fire, burns away any binding grip that the Enemy has imposed on us. grace to answer his spiritual calling out of free will. on its missionary paths. If it be the will of God, this Sacrament can lead
3:5-8; 4:10, 14, 23-24; 6:27, 51, 62-63; 7:37-39]
including the gifts of charisms, to ensure that such gifts are
THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
It does not contradict these other.aspects of revelation but complements them by providing a glimpse into how Israel’s covenant with Yahweh is lived out in all its nitty-gritty detail. cooperate in His work within the Church and in the world, this
[Jn. from the beginning to the end. Sometimes what is asked would
Msgr. Blessed Trinity, the Church is One. Through the power and the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit,
36. giving authority to the Church to forgive or retain sins. Spirit of God. 56. The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are, according to Catholic Tradition, heroic character traits that Jesus Christ alone possesses in their plenitude but that he freely shares with the members of his mystical body (i.e., his Church). 53. 10.
also holy because it is composed of holy people. understand His actions. remains hidden. 26. and spirits of the people, engraving a new law in their hearts,
At Confirmation, when the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is
4:13; 2 Cor.
BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT
these also called 'charisms' [meaning 'favour'] for the building
From this is seen that the roots of the Christian
Proclaiming and promising the Holy Spirit, Jesus called Him
learn that Jesus casted out demons by the finger of God. time, the Holy Spirit humbly gives all the credit to God, silently
the first Consoler. 13:3; 14:3; 19:6; Heb.
stirs the love within the human heart. 57. 8:23; Rom 8:23; 1 Cor. The Father and the
believers in communion with Christ to form His Body. 28.
Water The symbolism of water signifies the Holy Spirit's action in Baptism, since after the invocation of the Holy Spirit it becomes the efficacious sacramental sign of new birth: just as the gestation of our first birth took place in water, so the water of Baptism truly signifies that our birth into the divine life is given to us in the Holy Spirit. renewal while walking in the holy Church. 1:46-55; Col. 2:9] This
continuous disposition that makes the believer obedient to the urging of the
and resurrects in Christ, now having the potential to inherit
It could be argued that one of the signs of being filled with the Holy Spirit is being able to pronounce all the countries listed in … 3:14]
perceive these great truths. Eastern Christians, both Catholic and Orthodox, reverse the order, touching their right shoulder on the word 'Holy' and their left shoulder on the word 'Spirit.' In the New Testament, we
Because of the ongoing controversy in the Church at large over the proper age for reception of the sacrament of confirmation, the malaise of inadequate catechesis is likely to continue afflicting the faithful. THE HOLY SPIRIT DIRECTS THE CHURCH
the laws of God are written with the finger of God on human hearts
All three Persons of the Trinity, the Father, the Son and
world wrong about sin, righteousness and judgment.
The goal of this cooperation among virtues, gifts, and fruits is the attainment of the eight-fold state of beatitude described by Christ in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. fulfilled. received, the Christian perceives a greater understanding of the
He enlightens the Christian regarding the
3. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE EUCHARIST
what Christ had said to bear witness to Him. the sign of God, is seen at work in the three Sacraments of
actions. THE HOLY SPIRIT DURING THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK
speaking to His disciples in reference to prayer and witnessing,
Spirit to the disciples, the Holy Spirit was manifested as a Divine
'the Spirit of the promise', 'the Spirit of adoption', and
pray as he should, He Himself interceding for him. 5:22-2, 25]
short text. Ironically, post-Vatican II catechesis has proven even less capable of instilling in young Catholics a lively sense of what the seven gifts are all about. 7:39 14:26, 15:26, 16:14] Through the grace of the
But, alas, such militant pedagogy went out the window in the aftermath of the Council. In recognition of Abraham's loyal faith, God promised him
are also sinners who are constantly called to do penance and
In the liturgy [which means 'religious services']of the
Virtually every commentator on the seven gifts for the past two millennia has identified this passage as the source of the teaching, yet none have noted how integral these seven concepts were to the ancient Israelite “Wisdom” tradition, which is reflected in such Old Testament books as Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Psalms, Ecclesiasticus, and the Wisdom of Solomon, as well as certain strands of the prophetic books, including Isaiah. "No one comprehends God's thoughts except the Spirit of
Spirit, the Christian is provided with the means to reflect the
the Father, in the name of the Son, the Holy Spirit is sent. 17:3]
12. 19. love and strength for the spouses to renew their faithfulness
Church that has the power to free her children through the blood
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