He had the Gift of Perfume: Sometimes God allows saints to emit a beautiful perfume in order to draw more people to Himself and holiness. This perfume is smelt only by a privileged few, not all. St. Padre Pio had this gift and the smell of roses, incense, ammonia, and...
Supernatural knowledge A lot of Saints of the Catholic Church possessed the charisma that allowed them to know distant things, or to view the future, or to see and to sense distance space using their senses and their normal intellectual abilities. Father Pio had the...
St. Padre Pio Pio (Francesco Forgione) was born in the little town called Pietrelcina, in Southern Italy May 25th 1887. He was fifth of eight children. He had celestial visions and diabolical oppressions from the age of five years and he saw and spoke with Jesus and...
St Anthony Preaches to the Fish (and they listen) Preached to the Fish: In the area near Padua, there was once a group of heretics who criticized and ridiculed his preaching; the Saint went to the edge of a river, looked in the distance, and said to the heretics...
Saint Anthony of Padua He was born in Lisbon Portugal in 1195 and died at 36 in Arcella Italy in 1231. Had you pass St Anthony of Padua on the street you might not have noticed him. If you had you would not have been impressed short swarthy and pudgy he was quiet and...
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.