Dominum et Vivificantem, The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the. World, May 18, Encyclical on the Holy Spirit. A divine Person, he is at the. Dominum et Vivificantem. Encyclical of Pope John Paul II “Lord and Giver of Life,” 18 May From section In his intimate life, God “is love,” the essential. Encyclical Letter on the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World Pope Of the sixty-seven multi-paragraph articles in Dominum et Vivificantem, ten.

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Here John faithfully echoes the words of Isaiah, words which in the ancient Prophet concerned the future, while in John’s teaching on the banks of the Jordan they are the immediate introduction to the new messianic reality.

In this righteousness the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Father and the Son, who “convinces the world concerning sin,” reveals himself and makes himself present in man as the Spirit of eternal life.

The Acts of the Apostles speak of this at length and in many passages, which state that in the mind of the first community, whose convictions Luke expresses, the Holy Spirit assumed the invisible-but in a certain way “perceptible”-guidance of those who after the departure of the Lord Jesus felt profoundly that they had been left orphans.

Jesus Christ will make reference to this prediction contained in the words of Isaiah at the beginning of his messianic activity. For the Spirit is given to the Church in order that through his power the whole community of the People of God, however widely scattered and diverse, may persevere in hope: In the Upper Room, on the eve of his Passion and again on the evening of Easter Day, Jesus Christ spoke of the Holy Spirit as the one who bears witness that in human history sin continues to exist.

But in Jesus Christ the divine presence in the world and in man has been made manifest in a new way and in visible form. And the Lord was sorry that he had made man on the earth I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth.


The Holy Spirit as Love and Gift comes down, in a certain sense, into the very heart of the sacrifice which is offered on the Cross. We see this confirmed in the modern age, when the atheistic ideologies seek to root out religion on the grounds that religion causes the radical “alienation” of man, as if man were dispossessed of his own humanity when, accepting the idea of God, he attributes to God what belongs to man, and exclusively to man!

In his intimate life, God “is love,” the essential love shared by the three divine Persons: He is the Spirit of life, the fountain of water springing up to eternal life cf.

Of course, we unfortunately have to acknowledge the fact that the Millennium which is about to end is the one in which there have occurred the great separations between Christians. According to the Book of Genesis, “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” was to express and constantly remind man of the “limit” impassable for a created being. dominhm

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Everything that is material is corruptible, and therefore the human body insofar as it is “animal” is mortal. All this is accomplished by the power of the Holy Spirit, and so is part of the great Jubilee to come. Again, as with the previous, the impending approach of the third Christian millennium forms a crucial horizon within which the present reflection on the Holy Spirit takes place.

Paul with the words: They are the words of Christ about the Holy Spirit, the inexhaustible source of the “water welling up to eternal life,” 14 as truth and saving grace. The Holy Spirit is the gift that comes into man’s heart together with prayer. Yes, we groan, but in an expectation filled with unflagging hope, because it is precisely this human being that God has drawn near to, God who is Spirit.

The mystery of the Incarnation constitutes the climax of this giving, this divine self-communication. The latter, the son of Zechariah and Elizabeth, foretells at the Jordan the coming of the Messiah and administers the baptism of repentance.

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For if man is the way of the Church, this way passes through the whole mystery of Christ, as man’s divine model. The Holy Spirit, then, will ensure that in the Church there will always continue the same truth which the Apostles heard from their Master.


For the text of Dominum et vivificantem, see: At the same time he is the Spirit of the Son: Here Jesus begins to disclose the personal role that the Spirit will play in communicating the Gospel to the world: Therefore, will not “convincing concerning sin” also have to mean revealing suffering? And on the day of Pentecost this prediction is fulfilled with total accuracy. For the “fullness of time” is matched by a particular fullness of the self- communication of the Triune God in the Holy Spirit.

Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs which God did through him in your midst Under the influence of the Holy Spirit this inner, “spiritual,” domjnum matures and grows strong. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. He is the Spirit who “searches even the depths of God.

He who believeth in me as the scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water. Jesus of Nazareth is the one who comes in the Holy Vominum and who brings the Spirit as the gift proper to his own Person, in order to distribute that gift by means of this humanity: This is confirmed, as far as our own age is concerned, by the teaching of the Second Vatican Council as a whole, and especially in the Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et Spes. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.

Rominum the mystery of the Incarnation the work of the Spirit “who gives life” reaches its highest point.

The mission of the Son, in a certain sense, finds its “fulfillment” in the Redemption. This is attested to especially in the Letter to the Ephesians.