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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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Spiritually the event of Pentecost does not belong only to the past: The Holy Spirit, given to the Apostles as the Counselor, is the guardian and animator of this hope in the heart of the Church. And this testimony is corroborated by another testimony of a higher order, mentioned by the three Synoptics.

It becomes at the same time a convincing concerning the remission of sins, in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the gift that comes into man’s heart together with prayer.

Dominum et vivificantem (18 May ) | John Paul II

In their birth and development she cooperates with a maternal love”; she is through “his singular graces and offices One has only to think of the arms race and of its inherent danger of nuclear self-destruction. According to the Letter to the Hebrews, on the way to his “departure” through Gethsemani and Golgotha, the same Christ Jesus in his own humanity opened himself totally to this action of the Spirit-Paraclete, who from suffering enables eternal salvific love to spring forth.

The Church prays that the dangerous sin against the Spirit will give way to a holy readiness to accept his mission as the Counselor, when he comes to “convince the world concerning sin, and righteousness and judgment. There also has to be rediscovered in Christ the reason for “full self-discovery through a sincere gift of himself” to others, as the Second Vatican Council writes: Therefore he “was heard for his godly fear. The Church’s mind and heart turn to the Holy Spirit as this twentieth century draws to a close and the third Millennium since the coming of Jesus Christ into the world approaches, and as we look toward the great Jubilee with which the Church will celebrate the event.


Precisely in him we can picture as personified and actualized in a transcendent way that mercy which the patristic and theological tradition following the line of the Old and New Testaments, attributes to God.

For dmoinum first time in human do,inum there appears the perverse “genius of suspicion.

Fundamentally this is because it does not accept God’s existence, being a system that is essentially and systematically atheistic. This participation means a life in enccclica with God, who is “eternal life. In the light of what Jesus says in the farewell discourse in the Upper Room, the Holy Spirit is revealed in a new and fuller way.

The prophetic texts quoted here are to be read in the light of the Gospel- just as, in its turn, the New Testament draws a particular clarification from the marvelous light contained in these Old Testament texts. The fourth evocation of the Upper Room concerns the Viificantem fidelity to its mission, which requires it always to be attentive to the circumstances of its beginning.

Revealing the pain, unimaginable and inexpressible, which on account of sin the Book of Genesis in its anthropomorphic vision seems to glimpse in the “depths of God” and in a certain sense in the very heart of the ineffable Trinity? We have said that, at the climax of the Paschal Mystery, the Holy Spirit is definitively revealed and made present in a new way. The Church professes her faith in the Encclia Spirit as “the Lord, the giver of life.

This is attested to especially in the Letter to the Ephesians. On the lips of John the Baptist, “Lamb of God” is an expression of truth about the Redeemer no less significant than the one used by Isaiah: Man learns this truth from Jesus Christ and puts it into practice in his own life by the power of the Spirit, whom Jesus himself has given to us.


The Messiah more than any other anointed personage in the Old Covenant is that single great personage anointed by God himself He is the Anointed One in the sense that he possesses the fullness of the Spirit of God. He brings him at the price of his own “departure”: While it is through creation that God is he in whom we all “live and move and have our being, ” in its turn the power of the Redemption endures and develops in the history of man and the world in a double “rhythm” as it were, the source of which is found in the Eternal Father.

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This fullness acquires a special wealth and expressiveness in the text of John’s Gospel: 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.

The Church, taking her inspiration from Revelation, believes and professes that sin is an ebcclica against God.

This union of the praying Church with the Mother of Christ has been part of the mystery of the Church from the beginning: In this light the exhortations of St. And how can one fail to mention the attacks against human life by terrorism, organized even on an international scale? The second chapter contains various considerations on the action of vivificanetm Holy Spirit with respect to sin in the world.

On the one hand there is the dominun of the mission of the Son, who came into the world and was born of the Virgin Mary by the power of vivifidantem Holy Spirit; and on the other hand there is also the rhythm of the mission of the Holy Spirit, as he was revealed definitively by Christ.