Enkindled: Holy Spirit, Holy Gifts

Enkindled: Holy Spirit, Holy Gifts

Enkindled: Holy Spirit, Holy Gifts

Enkindled: Holy Spirit, Holy Gifts


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"The Holy Spirit proceeds from the loving, eternal, reciprocal gaze between Father and Son. The Spirit is that 'fire of Love'…that is enkindled between them and seals their relationship from and for all eternity…. Thus it is through the baptismal gift of the Holy Spirit that life and love are enkindled within us."—From Chapter One

Enkindled: Holy Spirit, Holy Gifts brings the Spirit, through anecdote and example, into the lives of ordinary people. This treatment of the "neglected middle child" of the Blessed Trinity is for people who reflect while commuting to work, for those who pray while the baby is sleeping, for those who belong to parish discussion groups and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, for those preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and for those who celebrate the divine generosity of the Gift-giving Spirit. Small groups or individuals will find valuable the prayers and reflection questions at the end of each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780867164091
Publisher: Franciscan Media
Publication date: 12/01/2000
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

ALBERT HAASE, O.F.M., author of the award-winning Swimming in the Sun: Discovering the Lord’s Prayer With Francis of Assisi and Thomas Merton (St. Anthony Messenger Press), holds a Ph.D. in historical theology from Fordham University. Since 1992, he has been living and working among the Chinese people in Asia.

BRIDGET HAASE, O.S.U., has been a missionary in Appalachia, Africa and Mexico. She holds an M.A. in religious studies from the University of the Incarnate Word. She presently serves as pastoral minister to multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) patients and teaches in a Learning Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Fire of Love, Breath of Life3
Chapter 2The Gift-Giving Holy Spirit9
Chapter 3The Gift of Wisdom15
Chapter 4The Gift of Understanding21
Chapter 5The Gift of Knowledge27
Chapter 6The Gift of Counsel33
Chapter 7The Gift of Fortitude39
Chapter 8The Gift of Piety45
Chapter 9The Gift of the Fear of the Lord51
Chapter 10The Fruits of the Spirit57
Chapter 11The Fruits of the Spirit (Part Two)63
Conclusion: Growth in the Spirit69
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