Pentecost - Descent Of The Holy Spirit
Perfect Lesson In Trust...
"For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink;
but justice, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost"
Pentecost is the birthday of the Catholic Church.
This glorious event is the focus of the third of the Glorious Scriptural Mysteries of the rosary.
This mystery commemorates the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles. The Apostles were
very afraid after Jesus died, but Jesus promised He would never "leave" them. So He sent
the third person of the Blessed Trinity, the Holy Spirit, to enlighten them.
After the Descent of the Holy Spirit, the Apostles were on fire for the love of God.
Quite a spectacular event.
Read the Biblical account below and the definition of this Rosary mystery will become clearer.
But you may be asking...
When is Pentecost?
What is the meaning of Pentecost?
What does it have to do with the life of Jesus?
Having a fuller understanding of Pentecost by reading the scripture below will increase your knowlege and love for God and will allow you to spread that love to others thereby bringing serenity to your own life.
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"And they adoring went back into Jerusalem with great joy." -Luke 24:52
"Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem, within a sabbath day's journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Jude the brother of James. All these were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren." -Acts 1:12-14
And when the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them:
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak. Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
And when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded in mind, because that every man heard them speak in his own tongue. And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying: Behold, are not all these, that speak, Galileans? And how have we heard, every man our own tongue wherein we were born?" -Acts 2:1-8
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Allows You To Spread That Love
To Others Thereby Bringing
Serenity To Your Own Life
"Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul,
and with thy whole mind."
Love of God is the fruit of this mystery. When meditating upon The Descent of the Holy Spirit you should turn your heart and your thoughts to the Holy Spirit.
Ask Him to help you know Him better so you may have a deeper love for Him. You can accomplish this by asking for His help and direction more often throughout
the day and by trying to be good and Christ-like so He can work better within your soul.
If you continue to work on these two goals - asking for help from the Holy Spirit and imitating Jesus, you will find true and lasting peace in your life.
The Holy Spirit will guide your actions and your imitation of Jesus will enable you to confidently tackle lives ups and downs.
"Let us invoke the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of love, so that He may come to enkindle in our hearts the flame of charity."
This quote, taken from Divine Intimacy, perfectly illustrates the fruit of this mystery, namely the love of God.
It shows how a relationship with the Holy Spirit will create peace in your life.
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This book perfectly compliments the Rosary and will give you a clearer concept of all the different fruits of the mysteries of the rosary.
These Bible passages of the Pentecost-Descent of the Holy Spirit were taken from the timeless Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible.
If you are looking for a more modern language version of the Pentecost-Descent of the Holy Spirit, our recommendation would be the
St. Ignatius Press Bible.
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