20 Articles

Solemnity of Pentecost

Reflections for the Solemnity of Pentecost. The topics are: the Holy Spirit initiates and spurs forward our mission; the Paraclete grants us the gift of forgiveness; God’s life and strength are given to us by the Holy Spirit.

Fostering Interior Life

Novena to the Holy Spirit

Some practical ways to grow in devotion to the Holy Spirit during the ten days from the Ascension to Pentecost, led by the piety of Saint Josemaria and Pope Francis.

Saint Josemaría

"The Holy Spirit is the creator of communion"

Continuing his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles, in his 19 June general audience Pope Francis said that "prayer is the 'lung' that gives breath to disciples of all times; without prayer it is not possible to be a disciple of Jesus."

From the Church and the Pope

New Mediterraneans (IV): "Don't speak: listen to him"

"Resolution: foster, uninterruptedly if possible, friendship and a loving, docile conversation with the Holy Spirit." Saint Josemaria discovers another "new Mediterranean" in his spiritual life.

Fostering Interior Life

“The solemn coming of the Holy Spirit”

There are three important things you need to do to draw people to God. Forget yourself, and think only of the glory of your Father God. Subject your will filially to the Will of Heaven, as Jesus Christ taught you. Follow with docility the lights of the Holy Spirit. (Furrow, 793)

Daily Texts

"The Church is always the youthful bride"

In his homily on Pentecost, Pope Francis said: "the Church is always the youthful bride with whom the Lord is madly in love. Let us never tire of welcoming the Spirit into our lives, of invoking him before everything we do."

From the Church and the Pope

Consecrating Opus Dei to the Holy Spirit

In 1971, Saint Josemaria decided to consecrate Opus Dei to the Holy Spirit, realizing how much the Church needed all her members to be holy. He himself composed the prayer of consecration, which is renewed in all Opus Dei centers every year.

Stories from His Life

The Great Unknown

Homily given by the Founder of Opus Dei on the feast of Pentecost, 25 May 1969, and published in "Christ is Passing By."

Documentation

The Blessed Trinity

The Feast of the Blessed Trinity is on the first Sunday after Pentecost. St Josemaria teaches us to praise the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit: "Learn to have a special devotion to the Blessed Trinity..."

Pray with Saint Josemaría

Who is the Holy Spirit?

Who is the Holy Spirit? What was the descent of the Holy Spirit like? How does He act in the lives of Christians? What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit?

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