Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Daily Reflection — Who do you fear?

"Charity of St. Elizabeth of Hungary" (detail) by Edmund Blair Leighton

A Daily Reflection on the Scripture Readings at Mass… “Hallelujah! Blessed the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commands. Lavishly he gives to the poor; his righteousness shall endure forever; his horn shall be exalted in honor.” (Psalm 112:1,9) Who do you fear? Fear of the Lord is one of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. This fear, given by the Holy […]

The Gifts and Charisms of the Holy Spirit

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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. his essay on the seven gifts and Pentecostal charisms of the Holy Spirit is a reflection […]

Encountering the Word — Isaiah 11:1-3

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“There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be in the fear […]

Encountering the Word — Isaiah 11:2

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“The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.” (Isaiah 11:2) Please share on social media. Print this entry

Merry Christmas from Integrated Catholic Life

"Adoration of the Shepherds" (detail) by Murillo

And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped […]

Encountering the Word — 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

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A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one […]

Encountering the Word — Isaiah 11:2

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.” (Isaiah 11:2) Print this entry

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis

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“The Holy Spirit would appear to create disorder in the Church, since he brings the diversity of charisms and gifts; yet all this, by his working, is a great source of wealth, for the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of unity, which does not mean uniformity, but which leads everything back to harmony.” (Pope Francis, Pentecost Homily 2013) Print this […]

Encountering the Word — 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one […]

Daily Reflection — Be Not Afraid!

"Adoration of the Shepherds" (detail) by Murillo

And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped […]