02_The Person-Gift, Spiritual Gifts Series, Premium Content

“The gifts also have a personal usefulness, because their service of the common good favors the growth of charity in those who possess them . . . In the essential work of new evangelization, it is now more than ever necessary to recognize and value the numerous charisms capable of reawakening and nourishing the life of faith of the People of God” (Iuvenescit Ecclesia).

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Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful. Enkindle in them the fire of Your love, and there shall be a new creation, and You shall renew the face of the earth. Amen. +

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What We Discussed | Show Notes


Minutes 00:12:00 – Pneumatology and the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, Paul’s reminder to Timothy and to us to “stir up the gift…” (2 Tim 1:6)

Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  The “gift” is the Holy Spirit Himself, relationship first

Minutes 24:01-36:00 – three “categories” of grace: sanctifying grace, sacramental grace; charismatic grace of which there are three subcategories: spiritual gifts, founding gifts, hierarchical gifts

Minutes 36:01-48:00 – holiness = transparency, the call to holiness


Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Pope Paul VI

On the Vocation and Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church and in the World, Christefideles Laici, Pope John Paul II

Fruitful Discipleship, Sherry Weddell

Iuvenescit Ecclesia, The Relationship Between Hierarchical and Charismatic Gifts
in the Life and the Mission of the Church, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith


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