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The Grace of Praise Opens Hearts and Minds to Receive the Holy Spirit

The Catechism provides a beautiful and profound statement of the Holy Spirit’s mission to unite God’s children to Christ “and to make us alive in Him,” said Alicia Hartle, director of Pennsylvania-based Pentecost Today USA. The Spirit is the giver of life and in a very personal way, she says.

“So for us, in our day-to-day life, we think, well, how is this going?” she says.

Alicia Hartle

Scriptural descriptions present the Holy Spirit as “our helper,” comforter, advocate, teacher, and healer, Hartle said. “But finally, on the day of Pentecost, we see this moment of the disciples, the disciples of Jesus who know him,” she said. They walked with him, but they are scared and hiding, she said.

At Pentecost, they went from fear and hiding to coming out as missionaries, Hartle said. It shows congregants in a very personal way how the Holy Spirit equips us with “power and presence manifested in our own lives,” she said.

Hartle recently joined “Practicing Catholic” host Patrick Conley to discuss growing his relationship with God by focusing on and deepening a relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Pentecost Today USA was formerly known as the National Service Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the United States. She said her organization is the national resource supporting renewal centers, prayer groups, covenant communities, ministries and authors “all of whom are born of this grace.” of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

Her mission is to bring the Holy Spirit to the whole Church, to build unity in the body of Christ and to serve the poor, both spiritually and physically, she said.

“So essentially it’s about bringing the grace of personal Pentecostal experience and relationship with the Holy Spirit to the whole church,” Hartle said.

During the interview, Hartle also described a one-day conference at Guardian Angels in Oakdale April 23 focused on praising Jesus. Attendees will learn how the grace of worship opens hearts and minds to receive the Holy Spirit, she said.

Hartle said conference attendees will discover what it means to be in a relationship with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and “What does it mean to pray in unity, pray in the Spirit, and then consider praise as truly “spiritual dynamite”.

The conference is open to anyone interested in learning more about the gifts of praise and worship, Hartle said. To learn more about the April 23 conference, visit ccro-msp.org Where pentecosttodayusa.org and display “events”. To hear the full interview, listen to this episode of “Practicing Catholic,” which begins at 9 p.m. April 8 on Relevant Radio 1330 AM and repeats at 1 p.m. April 9 and 2 p.m. April 10.

Produced by Relevant Radio and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the latest broadcast also includes interviews with Meisha Johnson, Mission Coordinator at St. Joseph of the Lakes in Lino Lakes, who explains how this Easter triduum will be special. for those entering the Church; and Father Tom Margevicius, worship director at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, which outlines how to fully engage in Holy Week.

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