From the Rector/Catechesis, Second Sunday of Advent, 12/4/2022

Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit

1830 The moral life of Christians is sustained by the gifts of the Holy Spirit. These are

permanent dispositions which make man docile in following the promptings of the Holy

1831 The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude,

knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. They belong in their fullness to Christ, Son of

David. They complete and perfect the virtues of those who receive them. They make the

faithful docile in readily obeying divine inspirations.

Let your good spirit lead me on a level path.

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God . . . If children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.


1832 The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first

fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them: “charity, joy,

peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty,

self-control, chastity.” 

This week’s FORMED.org recommended video: “Adventus: A Spiritual Pilgrimage”

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