Tag Archives: Pentecost

Every Truth is from the Holy Spirit

By Carl E. Olson The Descent of the Holy Spirit” (1885) by Mikhail Vrubel. How are relationships created? What is the primary means by which people first encounter one another and connect? Through words. The use of words and language … Continue reading

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“As a Mighty Wind”: Learning the Effects of Pentecost from the Liturgy

Catholics all know the story of the descent of the Holy Ghost on Pentecost—but do they truly understand the effects of the Holy Ghost in their souls? In his liturgical-catechetical work, “The Church’s Year”,  Fr. Leonard Goffine offers some illuminating … Continue reading

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Readings and Reflections for Pentecost Sunday

Sunday, May 23 Pentecost Sunday – Solemnity Roman Ordinary calendar St. Desiderius, St. William of Rochester Acts of the Apostles 2,1-11. When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise … Continue reading

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PENTECOST – Fontgombault Sermon

“Nine months are necessary for a child to be begotten in its mother’s womb. A whole life is necessary to earn Heaven.” WHITSUN Sermon of the Right Reverend Dom Jean Pateau, Father Abbot of Our Lady of Fontgombault: Fontgombault, May 31, … Continue reading

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The First Novena

The visible “sending” of the Holy Ghost, which is the special object of the solemnity of Pentecost, belongs to Jesus in His Divine Nature (as it belongs also to the Father) and on this account it enters into the cycle … Continue reading

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The Pope’s homily on Pentecost Sunday

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Pentecost  English translation the Pope’s homily this Pentecost Sunday“As the Father has sent me, even so I send you…  Receive the Holy Spirit” (Jn 20:21-22).  The gift of … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Solemnity of Pentecost.

The Humble, Yet Powerful Beginning of a New Age by Fr. Thomas Rosica Solemnity of Pentecost, Year  C – Sunday,May 19, 2013 The readings for Pentecost are Acts 2:1-11;1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17 and Jn 20:19- or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26 We know the story well (Acts … Continue reading

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Pentecost Novena

Most of us need the occasional nudge to look up to heaven. So it was good to be reminded that with Pentecost round the corner, the time has come to follow Our Lady and the Apostles as they eagerly awaited … Continue reading

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On the Church’s Baptism Day “The Breath of the Holy Spirit Fills the Universe”

On the Church’s Baptism Day “The Breath of the Holy Spirit Fills the Universe” VATICAN CITY, JUNE 12, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today before and after praying the Regina Caeli with those … Continue reading

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Come Holy Spirit!

by Lucas Pollice This Sunday, we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost, when the fullness of the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles and they burst out of the upper room and began to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

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