Holy spirit
May 20 is Pentecost Sunday, one of our favorite days in the Church calendar. It’s the fulfillment of Easter Sunday, and it is the wellspring of the spiritual “energy” we need to fulfill the Great Commission that Jesus gives us in Matthew 28 -- a commission that Catholic authors live out in every word they write.

Pope Francis said, in his message for Pentecost in 2016: “The Spirit, as Saint Paul says, unites us to Christ: ‘Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him’ (Rom 8:9). Strengthening our relationship of belonging to the Lord Jesus, the Spirit enables us to enter into a new experience of fraternity. By means of our universal Brother – Jesus – we can relate to one another in a new way; no longer as orphans, but rather as children of the same good and merciful Father. And this changes everything! We can see each other as brothers and sisters whose differences can only increase our joy and wonder at sharing in this unique fatherhood and brotherhood.”

What a wonderful fraternity we have – as part of the family of Christ, as part of the family of writers striving to share the Good News!

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.”

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