What Does the Pope Say Pope John Paul II knew the visions and messages of Christ received by St. Faustina were private revelations. The Church’s doctrine of Divine Mercy are based on Holy Scripture, the faith handed down by the apostles. St. Faustina’s...
How can it be the answer to everything? Well for those of you who pray a lot, you already know it is the answer. For those who have never prayed, you will have to take a leap of faith and give it a try. For those of you who don’t pray often, how long would you...
“My Secret is simple… I pray.” “If you want to pray better, you must pray more.” —Blessed Mother Teresa Prayer with the Heart Prayer is an affair of the heart. Not your heart organ, or an emotion, but the center of your being. The heart symbolized what is...
The Rosary is a Prayer Tool for ALL Christians As an ex-protestant, I can honestly tell you that I went through several phases before the rosary became my favorite prayer. The Rosary The word rosary comes from the Latin word rosarius which means crown of roses. The...
As an ex-protestant, I can honestly tell you that I went through several phases before the rosary became my favorite prayer. At first it was a challenge to memorize the scripture, but with a little time “Hail Mary full of grace” rolled off my lips as easy as “Our...
Lectio Divina (divine reading) Scriptural reading intended to promote communion with God and to increase in the knowledge of God’s Word Preparation Pick a time in the regular time in the day (morning, evening or both) and a place free from distractions. Prior to...
The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory.
The traditional fruits of the Holy Spirit. There are 12 traditional fruits of the Holy Spirit, some which overlap the biblical list:
[Gal. 5:22-23, Latin Vulgate]
The Bible’s fruits of the Holy Spirit.There are nine biblically-based fruits of the Holy Spirit as given by St. Paul in his letter to the Galatians: “
Please note that while the Cathechism of the Catholic Church lists 12 fruits, you will only find 9 in the modern versions of the Holy Bibles. The Latin Vulgate (Latin translation of the Bible circa 382) states 12 fruits.
“Like a warm blanket wrapped around my Soul!”
These are some personal testimonies of mine that describe the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit Frees Us
The holy Spirit frees us from or chains of our attachments, the wealth that turns our heart to material things, the pleasures that weaken our will, and pride that caries us above ourselves. This is the first consolation of the Spirit the consolation of freedom.
Why would any of these things matter if we “Seek first the kingdom of God”?
The troubles of this earth, the shadows of life and the pains in our body do not matter if we have God in our soul. The consolation that makes us forget the troubles of life, or least wrap them in the splender of celestial happiness is the consolation of the union with God’s Love.
The Holy Spirit gives usconsolation of Hope. The Holy Spirit gives us the hope in the inheritance of eternal life in heaven with God. We rejoice in our hope not only because we trust in God, but also because we carry with us the guarantee of its fulfillment.