The Holy Spirit, whom St Josemaria called “The Great Unknown”, dwells in our soul as its “sweet guest”. Yet we seldom think of him, and could hardly call him our friend. In this meditation we strive to grow in devotion to the Holy Spirit, considering three of his principal roles in our life.
The Holy Spirit:
Is the Sanctifier, helping us to grow in love for God, helping us to pray better, prompting us to say aspirations, reminding us that we are children of God…
Leads us into the truth, in our professional life or study, in understanding the truths of the faith…
Assists us in our work of evangelisation, as he did when he came down on the apostles on the feast of Pentecost.
The Holy Spirit, also called the Paraclete, is often depicted by a dove
The prophet Isaiah introduces us to the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which are very important helps in living our spiritual life to the full. In this meditation we use texts of Sacred Scripture to consider:
The nature and role of the gifts
How they differ from the virtues
How each one of the seven gifts helps us in a particular way
The Holy Spirit, also called the Paraclete, is the third person of the Holy Trinity. One of its more popular symbols is that of a dove.
When we were baptised we received along with sanctifying grace and the infused virtues the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Few people truly understand the important role of the Gifts in the spiritual life. In this meditation we consider:
The announcement of the gifts in the prophecy of Isaiah
The nature of the gifts and their relationship with the virtues
The role of the gifts
How we can use each of the Gifts to better advantage in our spiritual life