unity of life

The Holy Spirit—The Principle of Unity throughout Scripture

"La Pentecôte" (The Pentecost - detail) by Jean II Restout

  The principle of unity throughout scripture is the Holy Spirit. The Pentecost Sequence, Veni Sancte Spiritus, describes this sanctifying—and therefore unifying—role of the Spirit of Father and Son: Bend the stubborn heart and will; Melt the frozen, warm the chill; Guide the steps that go astray! Beautiful words, but poignant as well for anyone who has ever struggled to […]

The Holy Spirit – The Principle of Unity throughout Scripture

"Pentecost" (Detail of Mary) by Jean Restout

by Sister Benedicta Marie, O.C.D. Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles The principle of unity throughout scripture is the Holy Spirit. The Pentecost Sequence, Veni Sancte Spiritus, describes this sanctifying – and therefore unifying – role of the Spirit of Father and Son: Bend the stubborn heart and will; Melt the frozen, warm the chill; Guide […]

The Holy Spirit – The Principle of Unity throughout Scripture

by Sister Benedicta Marie, O.C.D. Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles The principle of unity throughout scripture is the Holy Spirit. The Pentecost Sequence, Veni Sancte Spiritus, describes this sanctifying – and therefore unifying – role of the Spirit of Father and Son: Bend the stubborn heart and will; Melt the frozen, warm the chill; Guide […]

The Integrated Life

In addition to being the co-founder of the Integrated Catholic Life eMagazine, I am involved in a number of ministries and groups whose mission is to promote a “unity of life,” centered in Christ, which will help Catholic men and women integrate faith, family and work.  I invite you to reflect on the writing of Pope John Paul II, who […]