Tag Archives: the Holy Ghost

Our Riches

+ J.M.J. Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Today, again, as at last Sunday, St. Paul, in the Epistle of the Mass (Rom. 8.12-17), compares the two lives which always struggle within us: the life of the old man, slave to sin … Continue reading

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“Strange vineyard” (Jer. 2.21)

+ Pentecost Sunday When Our Lord promised to send the Divine Spirit, He referred to Him as the Spirit of Truth (Jn. 14.17) Who Himself – not the KJV (the ‘Bible’) of the ‘Bible-only’ sects of perdition (2 Pet. 2.1) … Continue reading

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The Work of the Divine Spirit

+ J.M.J. Fourth Sunday after Easter Every best gift, and every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights (from today’s Lesson, Epistle of St. James, 1.17-21). Best gift, so thus the liturgy or the official … Continue reading

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Dead Men Walking

+ J.M.J. First Saturday of the Month Woman, behold thy son… (Jn. 19.27) When St. John Mary-Vianney went around his parish in his early years of being the pastor of Ars, he observed that there were many “living dead” – … Continue reading

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“Mater… sanctae spei”

+ J.M.J. Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary I am the Mother… of holy hope… (Ecclus. 24.24, from the Epistle for the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Succor – the Epistle also for the Feast of Our … Continue reading

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“By the finger of God…”

+ J.M.J. Thursday after Pentecost At that time Jesus, calling together the twelve Apostles, gave them power and authority over all devils… (from today’s Holy Gospel, Lk. 9.1-6). Yesterday (cf., our post “Seekest thou Me?“), Holy Church showed us the working … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrinal Instruction: The Holy Ghost – the Third Person of the Holy Trinity

+ J.M.J. Feast of Pentecost The Theophany after the baptism of Jesus is regarded as a Revelation of the Most Holy Trinity. Mt. 3.16ff: He saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and coming upon Him and behold a … Continue reading

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In This World But Not Of This World

+ J.M.J. Vigil of Pentecost St. Simon Stock Confessor of the Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel who received the Scapular (16th May, transferred yesterday) In today’s Holy Gospel (the Vigil of Pentecost), Our Lord will come to and … Continue reading

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“Fools”

+ JMJ The number of fools is infinite (Eccl. 1.15). The Spirit of Truth does not refer here to the fool of human estimate. Rather, the reference is to those who, following after the manner of the devil*, persist in their … Continue reading

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When the Spirit and the other spirit breathe…

+ JMJ “Does the Holy Spirit annoy you?” Asks Pope Francis in his homily last Tuesday on the need still of ‘Catholics’ to enact the teachings of the Second Vatican Council (or Vatican II). He continues, “we want the Holy … Continue reading

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