“O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.” —Saint Augustine
The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, remains a mystery for many of us. We “adore and glorify” the Spirit with the Father and the Son, but do we really understand the power or the actions of the Spirit?
Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J., renowned spiritual leader and popular author and TV host, guides us through seven sessions on the Holy Spirit, and answering questions like:
- What is the role of the Holy Spirit in creation?
- How does the Holy Spirit bestow authority and empower us?How did the Spirit work through the prophets?
- How does the Spirit give us wisdom and "lead us into all truth"?
- What is the relationship between the Holy Spirit, Jesus, and the Trinity?
- How did the Holy Spirit empower Mary and others in the New Testament?
- What role does the Holy Spirit play in our spiritual lives?
Written to be used by groups or individuals, each session includes catechesis, discussion, and a call to put the learning into practice. Let this study encourage you, the words of the Veni, Creator Spiritus, which dates back to the ninth century, pray, “Come Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest.”