June 18, 2016

Pentecost and the Gift of Unity

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This weekend, our Mother, the Holy Church, guides us in the celebration of the Feast of Pentecost, the feast on which the Holy Spirit descended like tongues of fire upon the Holy Apostles and other disciples of our Lord in the Upper Room. The scene is described beautifully in the Book of Acts: “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a …

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July 2, 2015

Pentecost: Being Filled With The Holy Spirit

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“And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.” The Holy Spirit openly announces itself as coming from ‘heaven’. This is the first sign shme‹on with the proclamation expressing the special nature of the Spirit according to the Lord’s words: “the wind (pneàma = the Spirit) blows where it wills” (Jn 3:8). Thus the Spirit and the wind carry the …

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