710 The forgetting of the Law and the infidelity to the covenant end in death: it is the Exile, apparently the failure of the promises, which is in fact the mysterious fidelity of the Savior God and the beginning of a promised restoration, but according to the Spirit. John's baptism was for repentance; baptism in water and the Spirit will be a new birth.100, 721 Mary, the all-holy ever-virgin Mother of God, is the masterwork of the mission of the Son and the Spirit in the fullness of time. In their joint mission, the Son and the Holy Spirit are distinct but inseparable. 127-128. The properties of the Church are the four characteristics that indicate essential features of the Church and her mission (cf. A short prayer. 43 Cf. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. [4] “When you invoke God the Father, then, remember that the Spirit is the one who has given you this prayer by stirring your soul. 2 Liturgy MISSION- CHURCH ORGANIZATION - LAST THINGS 3 Mission The Church is also the “temple of the Holy Spirit,” since he lives in the body of the Church and builds it up in charity through the Word of God, the sacraments, the virtues and the charisms. 130 Gal 5:25; cf. 83 Phil 2:7. 48 Lk 9:34-35. Ps 2:6-7). Rom 1:4; 8:11. 69 Cf. By this term we also express that the health or infirmity of any member has repercussion on the whole body (cf. Amen. I believe in the Holy Spirit. Lk 1:46-55. 102 Col 2:9. and makes all appear as one in him. Let us begin again to believe in the Holy Spirit, who has indeed spoken through the prophets and continues to do so today. John Paul II, Enc. When the Father sends his Word, he always sends his Breath. Hope through the Holy Spirit isn’t like a well where we let down a bucket; it is a river that will carry us through anything. Without the Holy Spirit God is far away. Lk 4:18-19. 31 Cf. Jn 3:5. All these blessings come from Christ and lead to catholic unity. “Apostolic succession is the transmission by means of the sacrament of Holy Orders of the mission and power of the Apostles to their successors, the bishops. 44 Cf. POPE FRANCIS’ 2021 REFLECTION HOMILY ON THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD. 68 Cf. Amen.” Why don’t you have a seat? The affirmation that “outside the Church there is no salvation” means that all salvation comes from Christ the Head through the Church, which is his Body. For if Christ, together with the Father's and his own Spirit, comes to dwell in each of us, though we are many, still the Spirit is one and undivided. After his Resurrection, the Lord sent out his Apostles to preach the Gospel, baptize and teach all nations to observe what he had commanded (cf. 97 Jn 1:7; cf. The Spirit is called “Lord” and “Spirit of God” (names used by Sacred Scripture only for God) because he is God with the Father and the Son. In the mysteries of Christ’s life, the Man anointed by the Spirit fulfilled the promises announced in the Law and Prophets. Here, we shall mention only what has to do with Jesus' promise of the Holy Spirit and the gift of him by the glorified Lord. John the Baptist, who goes "before [the Lord] in the spirit and power of Elijah," proclaims Christ as the one who "will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Acts 1:9; cf. Jn 20:21). The term “church” comes from the Greek “ekklesia,” which means the assembly of those who are “convoked.” In the Old Testament it was the term used to translate “quahal Yaweh,” the assembly gathered by God to … 90 Lk 1:15, 41. ", 706 Against all human hope, God promises descendants to Abraham, as the fruit of faith and of the power of the Holy Spirit.68 In Abraham's progeny all the nations of the earth will be blessed. 113 Cf. Through the Holy Spirit, the Virgin conceives and gives birth to the Son of God. "If you will obey my voice and keep my covenant, . This involves the laying on of hands (Acts 6:6) by ministers at the end of the seminar. It was fitting that the mother of him in whom "the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily"102 should herself be "full of grace." catholic life. Not only are Christians effected by the work of the Holy Spirit; but, those who don’t believe are effected by the Holy Spirit’s work as well. The Church’s faithful are called to strive always to grow in holiness, by personal conversion and the struggle to become more like Christ. 34 Cf. Amen. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. This creed is called the Apostles' Creed not because it was produced by the apostles themselves but because it contains a brief summary of their teachings. The phrase we’re on this week is I Believe in the Holy Spirit. In the non-catholic churches and communities many elements of sanctification and truth can be found. Lk 24:26. 60 Gal 4:4. Jn 1:14; Phil 2:7. This involves the laying on of hands (Acts 6:6) by ministers at the end of the seminar. Expectation of the Messiah and his Spirit, 711 "Behold, I am doing a new thing. More and more, beyond the limits, onwards. 709 The Law, the sign of God's promise and covenant, ought to have governed the hearts and institutions of that people to whom Abraham's faith gave birth. Catechism, 775). 107 Cf. "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH" 748 "Christ is the light of humanity; and it is, accordingly, the heart-felt desire of this sacred Council, being gathered together in the Holy Spirit, that, by proclaiming his Gospel to every creature, it may bring to all men that light of Christ which shines out visibly from the Church. She was prepared for in the Old Covenant with the election of Israel, the sign of the future gathering of all the nations. Vatican Council II reclaimed an ancient expression in describing the Church as “communion.” This term indicates that the Church is the extension to mankind of the intimate communion of the Blessed Trinity and that on earth she is already communion with the Trinity, though not yet in all its fullness. 84 Isa 61:1-2; cf. Jn 17:21). He will prove the world wrong about sin, righteousness, and judgment. PRAYER TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS AND THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. Jn 2:19-22), this image also implies that each Christian is a temple of the Holy Spirit. We can also say that the founding of the Church coincides with the life of Jesus Christ; the Church takes form in relation to Christ’s mission among men, and for men. “There are many symbols of the Holy Spirit: living water which springs from the wounded heart of Christ and which quenches the thirst of the baptized; anointing with oil, which is the sacramental sign of Confirmation; fire which transforms what it touches; the cloud, dark or luminous, in which the divine glory is revealed; the imposition of hands by which the Holy Spirit is given; the dove which descended on Christ at his baptism and remained with him” (Compendium, 139). FRIDAY AFTER EPIPHANY READINGS, GOSPEL COMMENTARY AND SERMON (Lk 5:12–16). The symbolism of anointing with oil also signifies the Holy Spirit,30 to the point of becoming a synonym for the Holy Spirit. 27 1 Cor 12:13. ARTICLE 9 "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH" 748 "Christ is the light of humanity; and it is, accordingly, the heart-felt desire of this sacred Council, being gathered together in the Holy Spirit, that, by proclaiming his Gospel to every creature, it may bring to all men that light of Christ which shines out visibly from the Church." Jesus heals the sick and blesses little children by laying hands on them.51 In his name the apostles will do the same.52 Even more pointedly, it is by the Apostles' imposition of hands that the Holy Spirit is given.53 The Letter to the Hebrews lists the imposition of hands among the "fundamental elements" of its teaching.54 The Church has kept this sign of the all-powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit in its sacramental epicleses. Christ (in Hebrew "messiah") means the one "anointed" by God's Spirit. We know him only in the movement by which he reveals the Word to us and disposes us to welcome him in faith. The charisms are “special gifts of the Holy Spirit which are bestowed on individuals for the good of others, the needs of the world, and in particular for the building up of the Church. Lastly, the Church is also called “communion” because she engenders a spirit of prayer (cf. THE JOINT MISSION OF THE SON AND THE SPIRIT. He comes to meet us and kindles faith in us. Lk 418-19; Isa 61:1. You cannot understand the Church of Jesus without this Paraclete, whom the Lord sends us for this very reason. Filled with the Holy Spirit she makes the Word visible in the humility of his flesh. NEW GUIDE TO HOLY ROSARY WITH "SUB TUUM PRAESIDIUM" AND ST. MICHAEL PRAYERS. 126 2 Cor 13:14. 1.1 Third Person of the Blessed Trinity In Sacred Scripture, the Holy Spirit is given various names: Gift, Lord, Spirit of God, Spirit of Truth and Paraclete, among others. Furthermore, the Church is for all men and women the sign and instrument of this communion: through her we participate in God’s intimate life and belong to God’s family as sons in the Son through the Spirit. "89 John was "filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother's womb"90 by Christ himself, whom the Virgin Mary had just conceived by the Holy Spirit. 3-4, PG 50, 457). 108 Cf. 30 Cf. The second ecumenical council at Constantinople in 381 A.D. confessed the faith of the Apostles when they said, "We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father." The Church has to proclaim and establish among all people the Kingdom of God inaugurated by Christ. Founded by the words and actions of Jesus Christ, fulfilled by his redeeming death and Resurrection, the Church has been manifested as the mystery of salvation by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Rom 16:25-27), that is, a reality in which God and men come into contact and enter into communion. Gal 3:14; Eph 1:13. That is why the confession of the Son's Lordship is made in the Holy Spirit by those who receive him, the Spirit coming from all sides to those who approach the Son in faith. . MONDAY AFTER EPIPHANY READINGS, GOSPEL COMMENTARY AND SERMON. The term “church” comes from the Greek “ekklesia,” which means the assembly of those who are “convoked.” In the Old Testament it was the term used to translate “quahal Yaweh,” the assembly gathered by God to honor him with due worship. 742 "Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, 'Abba! May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 109 Acts 1:14. The ecumenical movement is an ecclesial task by which the restoration of unity among Christians is sought in the one and only Church founded by Christ. Jn 3:5-8. Furthermore, the Spirit dwells inside every true Christian. Through the Holy Spirit we are restored to paradise, led back to the Kingdom of heaven, and adopted as children, given confidence to call God "Father" and to share in Christ's grace, called children of light and given a share in eternal glory. By “joint action” I mean that the Church, in the person of the priest, speaks and acts using the assigned words, matter and actions (i.e., extending hands over bread and wine while speaking the words of consecration). The central mystery of the Catholic faith is that God is a Trinity, three divine persons in one God (one substance or essence). And all share in the three functions of Christ, namely, the priestly, prophetic and royal (cf. “In the indivisible Trinity, the Son and the Spirit are distinct but inseparable. Gen 12:3; Gal 3:16. 10 Cf. The Spirit manifests the risen Lord to them, recalls his word to them and opens their minds to the understanding of his Death and Resurrection. 696 Fire. 89 Jn 1:6. Vatican Council II, Lumen Gentium, 1. 123 Byzantine liturgy, Pentecost Vespers, Troparion, repeated after communion. 690 Jesus is Christ, "anointed," because the Spirit is his anointing, and everything that occurs from the Incarnation on derives from this fullness.11 When Christ is finally glorified,12 he can in turn send the Spirit from his place with the Father to those who believe in him: he communicates to them his glory,13 that is, the Holy Spirit who glorifies him.14 From that time on, this joint mission will be manifested in the children adopted by the Father in the Body of his Son: the mission of the Spirit of adoption is to unite them to Christ and make them live in him: II. 74 Cf. 1.3 How do Christ and the Holy Spirit act in the Church? Every particular Church, that is, every portion of God’s people that shares in the communion of faith and the sacraments, with its bishop ordained in apostolic succession, and formed in the image of the universal Church and in communion with the whole Church (which precedes the particular church ontologically and chronologically) is catholic. 57 LH, Easter Season after Ascension, Hymn at Vespers: digitus paternae dexterae. These are found in many of the Symbols of the Faith from very early times of the Church. [5] Cf. Christ, in turn, “revealed the Spirit in his teaching, fulfilled the promises made to the Fathers, and bestowed him upon the Church at its birth when he breathed on the apostles after the Resurrection” (Compendium, 143). While water signifies birth and the fruitfulness of life given in the Holy Spirit, fire symbolizes the transforming energy of the Holy Spirit's actions. Catechism,683). I Believe In The Holy Spirit, The Holy Catholic Church, - Transparent Background Bible Png is a free transparent png image. The Holy Spirit is spoken of as a “force,” or as “power” emanating from God, rather than as God himself. Zeph 2:3; Pss 22:27; 34:3; Isa 49:13; 61:1; etc. Christ's whole work is in fact a joint mission of the Son and the Holy Spirit. 46 Cf. 101 Cf. 75 Ex 19:5-6; Cf. [who is] the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it."71. And we believe it is a catholic Church because it embraces They converge in the small Remnant, the people of the poor, who await in hope the "consolation of Israel" and "the redemption of Jerusalem."79. 1 Cor 12:1-24), and that the faithful, as members of Christ, are his instruments for acting in the world (cf. 1 Pet 1:10-12. There is no fraternity or unity among men that is not based on this common divine filiation offered us by the Father in Christ: there is no fraternity without a common Father, whom we reach through the Holy Spirit. Lk 23:46; Jn 19:30. he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. The prayer of the prophet Elijah, who "arose like fire" and whose "word burned like a torch," brought down fire from heaven on the sacrifice on Mount Carmel.37 This event was a "figure" of the fire of the Holy Spirit, who transforms what he touches. Jn 19:25-27. English Language Liturgical Consultation. Isa 49:1-6; cf. “The baptized that do not fully enjoy this catholic unity are in a certain, though imperfect, communion with the Catholic Church” (Compendium, 168). Acts 2:36. "32 The Virgin Mary conceived Christ by the Holy Spirit who, through the angel, proclaimed him the Christ at his birth, and prompted Simeon to come to the temple to see the Christ of the Lord.33 The Spirit filled Christ and the power of the Spirit went out from him in his acts of healing and of saving.34 Finally, it was the Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead.35 Now, fully established as "Christ" in his humanity victorious over death, Jesus pours out the Holy Spirit abundantly until "the saints" constitute - in their union with the humanity of the Son of God - that perfect man "to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ":36 "the whole Christ," in St. Augustine's expression. Dom.,23 (CSEL 3, 285). All of us who have received one and the same Spirit, that is, the Holy Spirit, are in a sense blended together with one another and with God. 52 Cf. 744 In the fullness of time the Holy Spirit completes in Mary all the preparations for Christ's coming among the People of God. "56 The hymn Veni Creator Spiritus invokes the Holy Spirit as the "finger of the Father's right hand."57. 47 Lk 1:35. Lk 2:11,26-27. 2 Cor 1:22; Eph 1:13; 4:3. Jn 7:37-39. Isa 40:1-3. The great fourth century Doctor of the Church, St. Athanasius, expressed it this way in his creed, "Now this is the Catholic faith: … Mt 3:16 and parallels. In its present form it is dated no later than the fourth century. 35 Cf. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The problem is that the 'role' of the Holy Spirit requires a little clarification because in Catholic teaching, where the Spirit is, there also is the Father and the Son. Catechism, 823-829). Rom 8:23; 2 Cor 1:21. are not … The Spirit of truth who "unveils" Christ to us "will not speak on his own. 25 Rom 8:9, 14; 15:19; 1 Cor 6:11; 7:40. She will be perfected in the glory of heaven as the assembly of all the redeemed of the earth” ( Compendium, 149; cf. The term "Spirit" translates the Hebrew word. Compendium, 170 and ff.). The Lord’s missionary mandate has its source in the eternal love of God, who sent his Son and his Spirit because he wanted all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Tim 2:4). Catholics believe that the Spirit does this through the church and its structures - specifically the Catholic church. Father!"' 95 Cf. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. The Spirit is the cause of the Christ’s presence in his Church through the sacraments and the Word, and continually adorns it with different hierarchical and charismatic gifts. 100 Cf. POPE FRANCIS’ REFLECTION ON THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD (YEARS A, B, C). . Its full force can be grasped only in relation to the primary anointing accomplished by the Holy Spirit, that of Jesus. 110 Cf. The phrases "I believe in the holy catholic church" and "I believe in the communion of saints" in the Apostles Creed profess what Christians believe about the Holy Spirit and his work in the Church. The revelation by the Spirit in the Old Testament prophecies reaches its fullness in the mystery of Jesus Christ, God’s definitive Word. 723 In Mary, the Holy Spirit fulfills the plan of the Father's loving goodness. The Christian Church lives by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is NOT a dove. 36 Eph 4:13; cf. [1] Cf. 28 Jn 19:34; 1 Jn 5:8. Throughout his life, Christ, in whom the Spirit dwells, was making known how his Church was to be. "i believe in the holy catholic church" 748 "Christ is the light of humanity; and it is, accordingly, the heart-felt desire of this sacred Council, being gathered together in the Holy Spirit, that, by proclaiming his Gospel to every creature, it may bring to all men that light of Christ which shines out visibly from the Church. "God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us."125. Jn 6:27,51,62-63. 50 Jn 6:27; cf. "92 The fire of the Spirit dwells in him and makes him the forerunner of the coming Lord. This translation of the Latin text was approved by the CRC Synod of 1988. On the third day, He rose again. In the Nicene-Constantinople Creed we pray Et in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem: qui ex Patre [Filioque] procedit. In her, the "wonders of God" that the Spirit was to fulfill in Christ and the Church began to be manifested: 722 The Holy Spirit prepared Mary by his grace. 103 Cf. Not only are Christians effected by the work of the Holy Spirit; but, those who don’t believe are effected by the Holy Spirit’s work as well. By the Holy Spirit's power and her faith, her virginity became uniquely fruitful.105, 724 In Mary, the Holy Spirit manifests the Son of the Father, now become the Son of the Virgin. “The Church, constituted and organized as a society in the present world, subsists in the Catholic Church, which is governed by the successor of Peter and by the bishops in communion with him.” [8] Only in the Church can the fullness of the means of salvation be obtained, since our Lord entrusted the blessings of the New Covenant to the apostolic college alone, whose head is Peter. It was quite correct for the angel Gabriel to greet her as the "Daughter of Zion": "Rejoice. Author: Miguel de Salis Amaral, Professor of Dogmatic Theology, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome). Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 136-146. 716 The People of the "poor"87 - those who, humble and meek, rely solely on their God's mysterious plans, who await the justice, not of men but of the Messiah - are in the end the great achievement of the Holy Spirit's hidden mission during the time of the promises that prepare for Christ's coming. THURSDAY AFTER EPIPHANY READINGS, GOSPEL COMMENTARY AND SERMON. May we accept this grace of the Holy Spirit close by; especially in this the great Southern Land of the Holy Spirit. Fr. Vatican Council II, Gaudium et Spes, 22. “The Spirit builds, animates and sanctifies the Church. We are also in www.fb.com/Catholicsstrivingforholiness. By the expression “giver of life,” reference is made to the gift of divine life to mankind. The laying on of hands to receive the Holy Spirit is very biblical. 53 Cf. More than any other Christian creed, it may justly be called an ecumenical symbol of faith. First and foremost, the Holy Spirit is not some created bird. Jn 4:10-14; 738; Ex 17:1-6; Isa 55:1; Zech 14:8; 1 Cor 10:4; Rev 21:6; 22:17. Amen. [9] Cf. The Church is a mystery (cf. 91 Cf. 55 Lk 11:20. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Where does he show up in Scripture, and in our lives? I just remembered all the interesting things that I learned last year in a Catechist training class. 20 Jn 16:13. The apostles were witnesses to Jesus’ life, recipients of Jesus’ teachings, witnesses to appearances of the resurrected Jesus, and recipients of the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. He is the sole guarantee that God’s life and truth and love are with men. "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.". Mt 28:18 ff.). 42 1 Thess 5:1. There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse. 82 Cf. Daily Scripture Readings . And the humble are always the first to accept him: shepherds, magi, Simeon and Anna, the bride and groom at Cana, and the first disciples. It is this quality of heart, purified and enlightened by the Spirit, which is expressed in the Psalms. There is hardly a page in the Acts of the Apostles where we fail to read about him and the action by which he guides, directs and enlivens the life and work of the early Christian community … The profound reality which we see in the texts of holy Scripture is not a remembrance from the past, from some golden age of the Church which has since been buried in history. Through the action of the Spirit, the Son of God became man in the most pure womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary and received his anointing as Messiah. It belongs to the Holy Spirit to rule, sanctify, and animate creation, for he is God, consubstantial with the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is often not given His credit due in the Catholic Church. Jn 20:22. Since her mission embraces all humanity, each person, in various ways, belongs to or at least is ordered to the catholic unity of the People of God. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. "i believe in the holy catholic church" 748 "Christ is the light of humanity; and it is, accordingly, the heart-felt desire of this sacred Council, being gathered together in the Holy Spirit, that, by proclaiming his Gospel to every creature, it may bring to all men that light of Christ which shines out visibly from the Church. Mt 28:19; Lk 24:47-48; Acts 1:8. Ezek 11:19; 36:25-28; 37:1-14; Jer 31:31-34; and cf. . WELCOME TO CATHOLICS STRIVING FOR HOLINESS! Each of these terms highlights a particular characteristic of the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. (This will be the topic of Part Four.). "75 But after David, Israel gave in to the temptation of becoming a kingdom like other nations. 131 St. 465. Only by the Holy Spirit can man and the world fulfill that for which they were created by God. I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT. Dominum et vivificantem, 18 May 1986, 3-26. Acts 8:17-19; 13:3; 19:6. Ex 19-20; Deut 1-11; 29-30. After his Ascension, the Spirit was sent to the Church and remains in her, uniting her to Christ’s mission, reminding her of what the Lord has revealed, and guiding her though history towards her fullness. Since the Church has received from God a saving mission on earth for men and has been prepared by him to carry it out, she is said to be the universal sacrament of salvation; for she has as her aim the glory of God and the salvation of mankind (cf. More than a Force She is holy because she constantly yields the fruit of holiness on earth and because her holiness is the source of the sanctification of her children—although here on earth all must recognize themselves as sinners ever in need of conversion and purification. Acts 2:36). Gal 4:6); … 14 Cf. "93, 719 John the Baptist is "more than a prophet. This name also implies that God’s covenant with mankind is definitive, because God is faithful to his promises, and the Church, in turn, faithfully corresponds by being a fruitful Mother of all the sons and daughters of God. Catechism, 782-786). When applied to the Church, the “new Israel,” it signifies that God did not choose to save men as isolated individuals, but rather by making them into one people gathered into unity by the unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, that they might acknowledge him in truth and serve him in holiness. 119 Rom 6:4. (YouCat 113) The Spirit isn’t something Christians made up on their own. love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. In these poor, the Spirit is making ready "a people prepared for the Lord. 2 Cor 3:14; Jn 5:39,46. The Spirit who "has spoken through the prophets" makes us hear the Father's Word, but we do not hear the Spirit himself. The People of God had to suffer this purification.77 In God's plan, the Exile already stands in the shadow of the Cross, and the Remnant of the poor that returns from the Exile is one of the most transparent prefigurations of the Church. We believe that that world wide fellowship is holy, because it’s consecrated to God, it’s set apart by His Spirit, even though it is imperfect in every manifestation. He makes present the mystery of Christ, supremely in the Eucharist, in order to reconcile them, to bring them into communion with God, that they may "bear much fruit."132. This single word, "catholic," means throughout all time and places and also points to the essential unity or wholeness of the church in Christ. The most popular depiction of the Holy Spirit is the symbol of the dove. 39 Lk 12:49. Lk 1:68. 2 This knowledge of faith is possible only in the Holy Spirit: to be in touch with Christ, we must first have been touched by the Holy Spirit. Basil, De Spiritu Sancto, 15,36:PG 32,132. 698 The seal is a symbol close to that of anointing. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 683, 688; 731-741. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. There were several anointed ones of the Lord in the Old Covenant, pre-eminently King David.31 But Jesus is God's Anointed in a unique way: the humanity the Son assumed was entirely anointed by the Holy Spirit. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. Lk 2:14. I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT. He incorporates them into himself through the Spirit, so that they grow in union through charity and form a single body, while preserving the diversity of members and functions. The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are, according to Catholic Tradition, heroic character traits that Jesus Christ alone possesses in their plenitude but that he freely shares with the members of his mystical body (i.e., his Church). Father!"' "8 Such properly divine self-effacement explains why "the world cannot receive [him], because it neither sees him nor knows him," while those who believe in Christ know the Spirit because he dwells with them.9. 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