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May 29, 2020

6 minute podcast in which Dr. Italy explains why Jesus called the Holy Spirit “the Promise of the Father” and how God’s promises are fulfilled in the gift of Pentecost which is repeated in every baptism and confirmation.

May 28, 2020

Hilary of Poitiers, commenting on Psalm 65,  describes new Christians feeling inundated by the gifts of the Holy Spirit as by a mighty river when they received the sacraments of initiation: baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist . . . a sense of joy and the release of the 7 gifts and charisms of the Spirit,...

May 26, 2020

Without Pentecost, the Gospel is not truly Good News.  For the seven gifts and Pentecostal charisms given by the Holy Spirit on this birthday celebration of the Church Catholic are essential for the success of our mission and indispensable for a joyful, victorious Christian life.

May 24, 2020

Christ's Ascension represents his triumphal entry into the heavenly Jerusalem, his coronation as King and the  inauguration of the Kingdom or Reign of God in the power of the Spirit.  He no longer wears a crown of thorns, but one of glory, reigning in power.  From the throne to which he ascends he pours out gifts -...

May 22, 2020

This sermon by Augustine, originally delivered on the Solemnity of the Ascension, notes that we, the members of Christ's body, ascended to heaven with the Lord through love.