THE OTHER ADVOCATE COMES
“When the day of Pentecost had come,
they were all together in one place.
And suddenly a sound came from heaven
like the rush of a mighty wind,
and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
distributed and resting on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in other tongues,
as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
THE SEVEN GIFTS
“Dona sunt in adiutorium virtutum.”
“The gifts [of the Holy Spirit] are a help for the virtues.” (St Thomas)
They are like the sails, but we have to row.” (cf St Thomas)
Wisdom: experiencing God himself
“Gustáte et vidéte quóniam suavis est Dominus!”
“Taste and see that the Lord is good!” (Ps 34:8)
Understanding: a deeper penetration of the mysteries of Faith.
Knowledge: seeing creation the way God sees it, its relative value
Counsel: a help in guiding and advising others
Fear of the Lord
(Cf Is 11:1-2)
THE TWELVE FRUITS
(Gal 5:22-23 Vulgate)
VENI, SANCTE SPIRITUS
Come, Holy Spirit, come!
In our labor, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.
Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour your dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away.
Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.
Give your faithful virtue’s sure reward;
Give them your salvation, Lord;
Give them joys that never end.
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Revised 25 March 2005