Tag: Pentecost

Trusting in the Power of the Holy Spirit

If we, westerners, had been in the Upper Room on the morning of Pentecost Day we would have had a hard time trying to sort things out and decipher God’s message. Not so for the disciples gathered in it with the Blessed Mother. They were all Jews;...

Pentecost Icons

Pentecost is a meta-historical event. It transcends our world of time and space. It opens our world to eternal reality. It helps us go into the hub of reality: the Holy Spirit’s presence in the Church. In this sense, the icon of the Pentecost is a...

Pentecost Dreams

On Pentecost Sunday, we are invited to stop and impress upon ourselves how every single aspect of our life, at all levels, from the biological to the supernatural, is brought into existence, guided and activated by the Holy Spirit. The fact that we...

The Holy Spirit Dwells in My Soul

If you know anything about the history of college football, and especially if you’re a Michigan Wolverines fan, you’ve probably heard of Tom Harmon. Over seventy years ago, he was a star running back at the University of Michigan, winning honors as...

Building Up Our Spirit-Given Gifts

Pentecost is the birthday of the Church! Its conception had been very quiet: from the side of the first Adam asleep, Eve, the mother of humanity, came forth. From the opened side of Jesus, asleep in death, on mount Calvary, mother Church was...

What Would We Change?

What are the things that you would change in our Church, in our city, in our family, in our nation, in the world? As you compile your list, let me try to anticipate it by offering a simple solution to any of the problems that bother you and to any...

The Eternal Facilitator

With the solemnity of Pentecost practically on our doorsteps it would be wise and helpful to appreciate, at least with a small dose, this great liturgical feast that we, as Church, will soon be celebrating. In effect, when we closely consider...