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The Holy Spirit: Your Soul’s Sweetest Guest

The Holy Spirit: Your Soul's Sweetest GuestThe Holy Spirit: Your Soul's Sweetest Guest

The Sanctifier, the Paraclete, the Finger of God, the Interior Master, the Gift of Endowment, the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, the attachment of Love uniting the Father and Son, the Helper, the Advocate, the Secret Friend — such is deeds given to the Third Person of “the worlds largest” Blessed Trinity, the Holy Spirit.

As Saint Paul came to Ephesus on a missionary expedition, he requested some of the people there if they had received the Holy Spirit. Their response is likely to be be seen in the light of the present situation with respect to the lack of knowledge of the faith, and the lack of knowledge of the Holy Spirit in general: “We did not even know that there was a Holy Spirit.”( Acts 19: 1-8)

We have never lived in a macrocosm with so much information. However, at the same time, we have never lived in a world-wide with so much better widespread confusion–the effect of guilt and the Tower of Babel!

Therefore, we would like to offer a short essay on how we can grow in our insight, love and love with the Holy spirit, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church announces Him — “The Gift of Gift! ” Let us freely receive this Gift into the magnitudes of our middles, psyches, spirits, understandings and allow Him to infiltrate us with His Presence and take total possession of “peoples lives”. A endowment is a gift and it can be freely received or freely rebuffed. Let us open our part beings to receive this greatest Gift, God Himself!

Hopefully, these short suggestions can be of enormous help to unite you more closely to the Holy Spirit. Be ready and willing to share the knowledge that you have received freely. If “weve received” freely, then we should cause freely! The following are ten short items or ideas to enhance your lore, desire and docility to the Holy Spirit.

1. Prayer

Never allow a epoch to pass without saying at least a short prayer to the Holy Spirit. Now is a short one that can be memorized readily: “Come Holy Spirit, come through the Heart of Mary.” Say this petition often and with great faith and desire. Consequently, the Holy Spirit will be more active in your life.

2. Plays of the Apostle

Read through the book in the Bible that follows the Gospel of St. John attributed to Saint Luke, the Routine of the Apostles. This record has been called “The Gospel of the Holy Spirit.” Be keenly observant of how many times the Holy Spirit is mentioned in this spiritual masterpiece.

See likewise the different ways that the Holy Spirit works in the primitive Church. You might even underline with your pencil the number of ages the Holy Spirit is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles. Allow the Holy Spirit to enter more amply into your life by ponder on the Word of God.

3. Novena

Get into the habit of originating novenas. One of the most powerful novenas in the history of the world was precisely the novena in preparation for the coming of the Holy Spirit that first Pentecost. The Apostles cried and fasted nine periods and darkness in solidarity with the Blessed Virgin Mary. Then an extraordinary phenomenon existed: a strong air, and then fire sunk upon the heads of the Apostles, transforming them into fiery sweethearts of Jesus, ready to molted their blood for the sake of His name!( Read Achievement section 2)

4. Emblems

Get to know the various marks that the Church has given to know the Holy Spirit better. The Catechism of the Catholic Church imparts various of them: Fire, a Cloud, the Dove, Wind, Water, Oil, the Seal, a Finger, a Lamp. Typifies are physical worlds that point to a more profound spiritual actuality.( CCC 694 -7 01)

5. Reading on the Holy spirit

One of the books that I highly recommend is “In the School of the Holy Spirit” written by Jacques Philippe. A short but superb masterpiece on the topic of the Holy spirit, Philippe invites us to pursue the path of holiness by the simple path of being submissive to the brainchildren of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier, is intended to stir us saints, if we will exclusively earmark Him to operate freely in our lives.

6. Endowments of the Spirit

At the moment of Baptism, we receive the seven Gifts of the Holy spirit; then the Sacrament of Confirmation forts these wonderful gifts. Get to know them; pray that they become more operative in your life; your sanctification and recovery depend on this depth organization with the Holy spirit and His Gifts.

7. The Seven Gifts of the Holy spirit

If you are floundering in “no-man’s-land” as to what the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are, the following is your cheat sheet. Try to memorize them: Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Piety and Fear of the Lord. According to Saint Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor, Wisdom is the greatest of all the knacks of the Holy Spirit and can be defined as relishing the things of God. If you like, the Psalmist parts up gumption in these concise names: “Taste and ensure the goodness of the Lord.”( Psalm 34:8)

8. Returns of the Holy Spirit

Traditionally the fruits of the Holy Spirit are twelve, even though Saint Thomas Aquinas says these are not all inclusive. The following are the traditional twelve: kindnes( or desire ), hilarity, agreement, persistence, benignity( or kindness ), goodness, longanimity( or long tolerating ), mildness, faith, modesty, continency, and modesty.

Saint Thomas states that when we are corresponding to the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and carrying out God’s will in “peoples lives” then we experience this interior sweetness in our spirit; these are the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

9. Recovery of the Person of the Holy Spirit

A moral misfortune could occur in our lives: falling into mortal sin! If you have fallen into the slime of mortal sin, never give into despair, but rely God all the more amply. By perpetrate a mortal sin, we willingly expel the Holy Spirit from our soul. Nonetheless, the Good News is this: Confession. By making a good sacramental confession to the priest , is not simply does God’s grace return to our soul, but likewise the Holy Spirit returns as the Sweet Guest of our soul.

10. Our Lady& the Holy spirit

Mary had the deepest and closest relationship to the Holy Spirit after Jesus Himself. The Immaculate Conception, in which Our Lady was cured from the discolour of Original Sin, was the work of the Holy Spirit. The Virginal Conception of Jesus in the womb of Mary was due to the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit.

The birthday of the Church on that first Pentecost, in which the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles in tongues of fervor came about in the presence of Our Lady. Her powerful petitions facilitated the coming of the Holy spirit and the advent of the missionary Church. Our Lady has a deep and intimate relationship to the Blessed Trinity. She is the Daughter of God the Father, the Mother of God the Son, and she is the Mystical Spouse of the Holy Spirit.

For this reason, Saint Louis de Montfort conveys in his terms of great enthusiasm: “Those who love Mary, the Holy spirit moves Himself into those souls.” May Our Lady attain for you a regenerated Pentecost and a powerful mixture of the Holy spirit. “Come Holy Spirit, come through the Heart of Mary.”

image: Fresco of angels and the Holy Spirit in Chiesa del Santissimo Corpo di Cristo by Paolo da Caylina il Vecchio( Brescia) by Renata Sedmakova/ Shutterstock.com

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