COME, HOLY SPIRIT!

COME, HOLY SPIRIT! Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the…

THE GIFT OF FEAR OF THE LORD. Consideration and prayer.

THE GIFT OF FEAR OF THE LORD. Consideration and prayer. CONSIDERATION The true Christian acts through love and is created to love. The holy fear of God, gift of the Holy Spirit, is that which dwelt, with the other gifts, in the most holy Soul of Christ and which also filled the Most Blessed Virgin….

THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE. Consideration and prayer.

THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE. Consideration and prayer CONSIDERATION The gift of knowledge enables man to understand created things as signs which lead to God, and the meaning of their elevation to the supernatural order. Through the world of nature and grace the Holy Spirit enables us to perceive and contemplate the infinite wisdom, power and…

POPE FRANCIS: WHAT PLACE DOES THE HOLY SPIRIT HAVE IN MY HEART?

POPE FRANCIS: ENGAGE WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. OPEN YOUR HEARTS TO HIM. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has urged Christians to engage with the Holy Spirit, and to open their hearts to the Spirit before taking important decisions. Speaking during the homily at morning Mass on Monday at the Casa Santa Marta, the Pope explained it…

THE GIFT OF FORTITUDE. Considerations and prayer.

THE GIFT OF FORTITUDE . Considerations and prayer. CONSIDERATION The gift of fortitude sees difficulties as exceptional conditions in which to grow and develop, if when they arise we stay close to our Lord. Trees that grow in shady and sheltered places, while externally they develop with a healthy appearance, become soft and yielding, and…

PENTECOST PREPARATION: PRACTICAL TIPS.

PRACTICAL TIPS ON THE PREPARATION FOR PENTECOST. It is a beautiful long-standing tradition in the Catholic Church to interiorly prepare one’s self for Pentecost Sunday during which the Church commemorates the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, fulfilling thus what Our Lord promised before ascending into heaven that He will send us the…

THE GIFT OF COUNSEL. Consideration and prayer.

THE GIFT OF COUNSEL. CONSIDERATION: Through the gift of wisdom, the Holy Spirit perfects the acts of the virtue of prudence, and prudence in turn tells us which means to use in any given situation. Frequently we must make a decision; sometimes it is an important matter, at other times much less so. But in…