“Although we have all heard of the Holy Spirit, He can sometimes be the most difficult of the three Persons of the Trinity to understand. Jesus Himself compares the Holy Spirit to the wind: we cannot see the wind, which is invisible, but we recognise it because we can feel it blowing on our skin, and we can see its effects on the objects around us.
In the same way, although the Spirit Himself is invisible, and often works in hidden ways, we can recognise his presence in the works that he accomplishes in those who believe. St Paul calls these works – “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” – the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).”
Inviting the Holy Spirit into your life is an important step on the way to holiness. In the books and blogs we’ve compiled below, you’ll find prayers to the Holy Spirit, opportunities to learn more about Him, and examples from the lives of the saints for embracing the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
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Pope Francis reflects on the most misunderstood member of the Trinity in his inspiring catechesis on the Holy Spirit, exploring the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church and in guiding us to the Truth.Find out more
It can be challenging to explain to children the significance of the Holy Spirit and His role in their lives. Written in a child-friendly way, this blog will help guide conversations with your children by answering key questions about the Holy Spirit.Find out more
Perhaps the least understood member of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit plays an essential role not only in our lives, but in the life of Jesus and in the life of the Church. Learn more about the Holy Spirit in this blog.Find out more
St Augustine's battle with chastity is as inspirational as it is well-known. For many years he struggled to change his life, while at the same time being so completely chained to his sin that he was unable to make the changes necessary. Discover his story in this blog, and learn how to overcome the persistent sins in your own life by following his example.Find out more
It’s one of the paradoxes of Christianity that we find life in death, freedom in captivity, patience in action. For St John of the Cross, his time in captivity was a period of intense growth. John didn’t just endure and suffer but spent his time meditating on the things of Heaven. His life and action serve as a guide for us.Find out more
While everyone is familiar with St Thérèse of Lisieux, her sister Léonie is less well known. In comparison with her sisters, Léonie led a more challenging life. She suffered illness from childhood, was somewhat isolated within her family, had been expelled by her school and been abused by a maidservant. Three times she tried religious life before she finally succeeded aged thirty-five.Find out more