The 100th Anniversary of Fatima on Oct. 13 highlights must-know-and-do messages behind the Miracle. We have heard much about theMiracle of the Sun, thanks be to God, that startled 70,000-plus people at the Cova da Iria 100 years ago on Oct....
Jacinta Marto, Lúcia (Lucy)de Jesus Rosa Santos, Francisco Marto Miracle of the Sun In July Our Lady had promised a miracle for the final apparition, on October 13, so that all would believe. What transpired became known as “Miracle of the Sun”. A crowd...
The Secrets The first secret was a vision of Hell, which Lúcia describes in her Third Memoir, as follows: “Our Lady showed us a great sea of fire which seemed to be under the earth. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent...
The Story of Fatima The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, appeared 6 times to 3 shepherd children; Lucy, Francisco and Jacinta; between May 13 and October 13, 1917. She came to the little village of Fatima which had remained faithful to the Catholic Church...
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.