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Does the Holy Spirit have a sex? – Catholic Telegraph

Q: A friend of mine calls the Holy Spirit “her”. I have heard the theory that the Holy Spirit is a feminine manifestation of the divine. Does this conform to Catholic teaching? A: God transcends gender, that is, the divine is neither masculine nor feminine. However, God is a person, not an “it” and therefore […]

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Masaccio’s “Holy Trinity” (1425)

The main subject, as the title suggests, is the “Throne of Grace” represented in the form of the Trinitarian deity. The Father holds his crucified Son as the Holy Spirit descends on Christ in the form of a dove. May 29, 2018 By Joynel FernandesMasaccio (1401 – 1428), born Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone, […]

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The Holy Trinity is the closeness of God to humanity

UNDERSTANDING GOD By Mgr. John Wynand Katende Monotheists (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) believe that God is far too great for a human to fully understand. There is a huge gap between God and mankind. God belongs to the invisible world and we belong to the visible world. God must therefore reveal himself to us and […]

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Holy Trinity: some analogies to help us understand

CS Lewis made a famous analogy of “flatland”, squares and cubes in his Pure christianity. He said that the inhabitants of the plain could not imagine a two-dimensional plane, and that those of this world without a third dimension could not imagine the third. Yet all three do exist, and a cube has a “unit” […]

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Holy Spirit Monday – Greek City Times

Today is Holy Spirit Monday and a national holiday in Greece, which is the day after Pentecost, fifty days after Greek Orthodox Easter. In Greek Orthodox churches, it is a three-day religious celebration, with many festivities, because it is a joyous occasion and also called by many the second Easter. In the biblical story, 50 […]

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Today, Orthodox and Greek Catholics celebrate Holy Trinity Day

The Trinity is considered one of the biggest holidays after Easter and Christmas. It is still celebrated on Sunday, eight weeks after Easter Sunday. Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Trinity is an important concept in most […]

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The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity: an invitation to intimacy

Throughout the year, our parish receives requests from people who feel drawn to the Catholic faith. Some of these people have never been baptized in any faith. May 27, 2018 Trinity Sunday (year B)Readings: Deuteronomy 4: 32-34, 39-40Romans 8: 14-17Gospel: Matthew 28: 16-20 Throughout the year, our parish receives requests from people who feel drawn […]

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: Missionary Disciples

When the bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in 2007 in Aparecida, Brazil, they proclaimed: “The Church is called to rethink her mission in depth … by confirming, renewing and revitalizing the newness of the Church. ‘Gospel rooted in our history. . “This statement comes from the document released as conclusions of this […]

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The Recorder – Holy Trinity Church celebrates 150 years in Franklin County

GREENFIELD – For Rita Larange, Holy Trinity Church is more than a place to worship God. “It means a lot to me, it has always been here. It has been a home from home, ”said Larange. Larange is one of many parishioners who will gather at Holy Trinity Church on Sunday to celebrate its 150th […]

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The Most Holy Trinity is the model of our love and of our lives

Madeleines are the most famous pastries in literature. One of these small French shell-shaped sponge cake, soaked in tea, began the long journey in memory that is Marcel Proust’s masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time. You have what we now call a Proustian moment when an object or incident triggers a flood of long dormant […]

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The power of the Holy Spirit in confirmation

Editor’s Note: Father Van Sloun’s series on the Eucharist will be back next month. Confirmation gives the gift of the Holy Ghost. The person who receives this sacrament has already received the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of baptism, and the Holy Spirit always abides with a person. The Holy Spirit comes when a person […]

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Pray this beautiful prayer to the Holy Spirit when you feel uninspired –Aleteia

Written by Saint Augustine, this poetic prayer fills the soul with the presence of God. It is not always easy to find the right words to pray. Some days we may feel particularly “uninspired” and no words come to mind to express ourselves. In the face of such a listless mind, a powerful remedy is […]

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Have you ever thought of the Holy Spirit as your advocate? If you know the devil a bit, you should!

The Greek word used by Jesus for the Spirit is flexible … and rich in meaning. I had a teacher who with lamentations called the Holy Spirit “the Forgotten Person of the Trinity”. (In fact, it offered bonus points to anyone who mentioned the Spirit in class.) There is at least one way to understand […]

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Why Some Christians Are Not Open to the Holy Spirit: Scot McKnight

Through Brandon showalter, Christian Post reporter | Sunday 20 May 2018 Scottish McKnight. | (Photo: Courtesy of Scot McKnight) A New Testament scholar discusses a subject that has confused sincere Christians through the ages: the identity and function of the third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. Scot McKnight, 64, a New Testament professor […]

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Cameroon calls for a national novena to the Holy Spirit

Shaken by socio-political crises including the Anglophone crisis; incursions from Nigeria by Boko Haram militants, Cameroonian bishops have urged the faithful to a national novena to pray for peace in the country. The Novena to the Holy Spirit began on May 11 and will end on May 19. Anglophone Africa Staff – Vatican News Novena […]

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What can ghost stories teach us about the Holy Ghost?

Understanding who the Holy Spirit is in the Godhead is as difficult as understanding how God is one yet being three in persons. Perhaps one day, when we are in the presence of God, this kind of knowledge will seem to have eluded us by its sheer simplicity. But understanding how we experience the Holy […]

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The old school of the Holy Rosary collapses | Item

Dismantling of the old Holy Rosary Catholic School building in Monroe City alters the landscape of Highway 24. Bricker Excavating of Quincy, Ill. Is doing the work. While the dismantling of the building might be considered a disappearance, it is actually a rebirth. Every piece in the old school needs to be reused, explained Holy […]