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