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. Dominum et vivificantem. On the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World I IntraText Edition CT Copyright ├łulogos – See also: Credits. Magisterial Documents: Dominum et Vivificantem. Encyclical Letter on the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World Pope John Paul II 18 May

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This truth vivificantej the Holy Spirit finds daily expression in the Roman liturgy, when before Communion the priest pronounces those significant words; “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, by the will of the Father and the work of the Holy Spirit your death brought life to the world He consumes this sacrifice with the fire of the love which unites the Son with the Father in the Trinitarian communion.

John Paul’s Encyclical on the Holy Spirit, https: It is the Holy Spirit who is the personal expression of this self-giving, of this being-love” DV In this way the times diminum which we vivificanttem living are bringing the Holy Spirit closer to the many who are returning to prayer.

And he cannot be “convinced” of this dimension either, except by the Holy Spirit: Most of these references are in the creedal context, that is, the mystery of the union of the divine nature and the human nature, and in reference to the gathering of the Church in the Upper Room.

Thanks to the multiplicity of the Spirit’s gifts, by reason of which he is invoked as the “sevenfold one,” every kind of human sin can be reached by God’s saving power. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

The human spirit is incapable of reaching such a degree. This explanation also indicates how one is to understand the “convincing the world” which is proper to the action of the Holy Spirit. This original disobedience presupposes a rejection, or at least a turning away from the truth contained in the Word of God, who creates the world.

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While it is an historical fact that the Church came forth from the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost, in a certain sense one can say that she has never left it. The doors of the Upper Room are opened and the Apostles go to the inhabitants and the pilgrims who had gathered in Jerusalem on the occasion of the feast, in order to bear witness to Christ in the power of the Vivificanfem Spirit.


Against the background of a heaven and earth which will “pass away,” she knows well that “the words which will not pass away” 13 acquire a particular eloquence. In their birth and development she cooperates with a maternal love”; she is through “his singular graces and offices They vivificantej the time of the “new beginning” of the self- communication of the Triune God to humanity in the Holy Spirit through the work of Christ the Redeemer. Many times, through the influence of the Spirit, prayer rises from the human heart in spite of prohibitions and persecutions and even official proclamations regarding the non-religious or even atheistic character of public life.

God, who is infinite Spirit, comes close to the visible world.

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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. They also tell us that this era, the era of the Church, continues. Taking a longer view, this also holds true for all the generations of disciples and confessors of the Master. It also contains the statement that the Holy Spirit “has spoken through the Prophets. Jesus links this foretelling of the Holy Spirit to the words indicating his “departure” through the Cross, and indeed emphasizes the need for this departure: The gift made by the Son completes the revelation and giving of the eternal love: By the power of the Gospel he makes the Church grow, perpetually renews her and leads her to perfect union with her Spouse.

Spiritually the event of Pentecost does not belong only to the past: When, under the influence of the Paraclete, people discover this divine dimension of their being and life, both as individuals and as a community, they are able to free themselves from the various determinisms which derive mainly from the materialistic bases of thought, practice and related modes of action.

In fact, according to the Gospel of John, the Holy Spirit is given to us with the new life, as Jesus foretells and promises on the great day of the Feast of Tabernacles: Man cannot decide by himself what is good and what is evil-cannot “know good and evil, like God.


The Second Vatican Council teaches; “The invisible God out of the abundance of his love speaks to men as friends and lives among them, so that he may invite and take them into fellowship with himself.

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United in Christ, they are led by the Holy Spirit in their journey to the kingdom of their Father and they have welcomed the news of salvation which is meant for every man.

Thus, on the one hand, as a creature he experiences his limitations in a multitude of ways.

Thus one can understand the profound reason why the Church, united with the Virgin Mother, prays unceasingly as the Bride to her divine Spouse, as the words of the Book of Revelation, quoted by the Council, attest: Christ’s Eucharistic presence, his sacramental “I am with you,” enables the Church to discover ever more deeply her own mystery, as shown by the whole ecclesiology of the Second Vatican Council, whereby “the Church is in Christ as a sacrament or sign and instrument of the intimate union with God and of the unity of the whole human race.

These passages quoted from the Conciliar Constitution Lumen Gentium tell us that the era of the Church began with the coming of the Holy Spirit. The words of the enticement, that is to say the temptation, as formulated in the sacred text, are an inducement to transgress this prohibition-that is to say, to go beyond that “limit”: The context too seems significant.

In him is the source and the beginning of every giving of gifts to creatures. It continues down the centuries and generations.

The great Jubilee to be celebrated at the end of this Millennium and at the beginning of the next ought to constitute a powerful call to all those who “worship God in spirit and truth.

They mark out the area of that mysterium pietatis that in human history is opposed to sin, to the mystery of iniquity. The Holy Spirit is the gift that comes into man’s heart together with prayer.