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S+L BLOG: Holy Spirit



Part two of a reflection for the Solemnity of Pentecost. The readings are Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 103; Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 and John 20: 19-23. Read part one here. My first experience with the Holy Spirit was when I was about 12 years old. A new associate pastor arrived at our parish in Panama that year. ...read more
Part one of a reflection for the Solemnity of Pentecost. The readings are Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 103; Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 and John 20: 19-23. Tomorrow we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and in the readings we have two completely different versions of the same event. In the book of Acts, Luke describes the ...read more
  On Pentecost Sunday we celebrated the gift of the Holy Spirit and remembered the moment he descended on the Apostles. This year Pentecost took on new meaning and filled us with renewed hope as the Vatican hosted a historic prayer meeting bringing together the Israeli and Palestinian presidents. Salt + Light had extensive live coverage ...read more
Pray for peace in the Holy Land with Pope Francis By Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB June 4 2014 Pope Francis has invited Israeli and Palestinian leaders to the Vatican to pray for peace in the Holy Land this Pentecost Sunday. On his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the Pope said,  “All of us ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis talks about the Holy Spirit at his General Audience, calls for prayers for China, and meets Angela Merkel.  In other news, a major international inter-religious and intercultural dialogue center begins it’s first conference. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Newness, Harmony, and Mission at Pentecost; Catholic Charities turns 100; and Fr. Alex Osei is appointed Director of the Canadian English Sector of the Pontifical Mission Societies. ...read more
   Below is the full text of Pope Francis’ catechesis talk at this week’s General Audience. Transcription and translation provided by Vatican Radio. Dear brothers and sisters, good day. The season of Easter that we are living with joy, guided by the liturgy of the Church, is par excellence the time of the Holy Spirit, ...read more
As I begin writing this,  I can say that my preparation for an early autumn 2013 profession of perpetual vows and ordination to the diaconate has officially begun, with the blessing of my religious Congregation, the Basilian Fathers. My Basilian journey, which began with my Associate year in 2007-2008, and the coming months of preparation ...read more