Piously considered the first and greatest of the gifts, according to Saint Bernard it is the “supernatural Gift of the Holy Spirit which enables us to know God and to rejoice in perfect love.” The gift includes not only illumines the mind, but the heart as well, directing it to a purer and deeper love for God.
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are without question great gifts essential for our sanctification and salvation. Each baptized and confirmed Christian should implore the Holy Spirit to inflame in his soul these gifts. Our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II said, "With gifts and qualities such as these, we are equal to any task and capable of ...
Luke 11:13 | View whole chapter | See verse in context If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? 1 Corinthians 12:9 | View whole chapter | See verse in context To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 1 Corinthians 12:4 | View whole ...
The Holy Spirit’s gift of reverence helps us to see the true value of every person and of all created things. Reverence shows itself in gentleness, tenderness, protectiveness, and concern. The gift is badly needed in our materialistic throw away society. We need reverence for life, reverence for nature, reverence for the unborn and the ...
Ask God to pour into your soul the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially for those preparing for confirmation. One of the beliefs of the Catholic Church is that the coming of the Holy Spirit ...
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Prophet Isaias writes about the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit. 1) Wisdom. This enables us to know God and esteem divine things above worldly things. 2) Understanding. Helps us to understand our Catholic Faith, the Bible and Saints. 3) Counsel. This is the knowledge necessary to guide ourselves and others to do God’s will.
You can find all of my Holy Spirit resources for kids here. Now let’s look at some gifts of the Holy Spirit teaching tools for kids. Before jumping into the gifts of the Holy Spirit crafts and activities for kids, let’s see a list of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. (Listed in the Catechism, CCC 1831 and listed in the Bible Acts 2:2-3) Wisdom
Faith – All believers possess faith in some measure because it is one of the gifts of the Spirit bestowed on all who come to Christ in faith (Galatians 5:22-23). The spiritual gift of faith is exhibited by one with a strong and unshakeable confidence in God, His Word, His promises, and the power of prayer to effect miracles.
The Holy Spirit gives the gift of prophecy to some believers to make God’s heart known and to edify the church. This gift is for the benefit of both believers and unbelievers and is a sign that God is truly among His church (1 Corinthians 14:22-25). Those with this gift are sensitive to both the prompting of the Holy Spirit and the needs of ...