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The Abiding Presence of the Holy Ghost in the Soul

The Abiding Presence of the Holy Ghost in the Soul

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  • ISBN-13: 9781482348231
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date: Feb 02, 2013
  • Pages: 126 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.29 x 9.0 x 6.0 inches


“In English-speaking countries the Church has been at a disadvantage in the way in which she has had to expound her doctrine, for she has been forced for many years to limit her attention just to those parts of her teaching wherein the Protestant bodies parted company from her. Without any desire to stir up barren controversy, she has naturally in self-defence been at pains most precisely to define those portions of her gospel most likely to be misunderstood. This has resulted, unfortunately, in her leaving in the background the other mysteries of faith, often richer in themselves, more helpful to her children. Now, however, that she is becoming more able to realize herself to the modern world, an opportunity opens for explaining hidden doctrines, of which the value to the Catholic in the development of his inner life is considerable.” This work begins with Pope Leo XIII's Encyclical Divinum Illud Munus. “When we say God is everywhere, we mean that He is in all things because He made all things.” We do not stop and think about God's omnipresence in the world. “God is intimate with all creation because He made it, for creation implies that God remains within, supporting, upholding. God is within everything, and therefore He is everywhere.” Let us consider this important point: “I have God the Holy Spirit with me. He comes to me in order that I may surrender myself to Him.” This work then considers the seven gifts of the Holy Ghost, devoting a chapter to each. “The indwelling, then, of the Holy Spirit is a true and magnificent phrase. It means that we become living Temples of God. Elsewhere indeed He is in tree, flower, sky, earth, water; up in the Heavens, down to the depths of the lower places, in the cleft wood and lifted stone, in the heart of all creation by the very fact of its creation.”

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