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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tomorrow is the Feast of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came down in the form of flaming tongues as the disciples and Mary were gathered together in prayer. It is often called the birthday of the Church as the timid Apostles received the gifts and fruits of the Spirit and went forth to preach the Good News fearlessly. The Holy Spirit worked through them and a huge multitude of persons accepted the teachings of Jesus and were baptized. I guess it was quite thrilling for all the visitors to each hear the Apostles speaking in his own language.
Today we are preparing to receive the Holy Spirit again in a new way this Pentecost. We have all received the Spirit in Baptism and in Confirmation, but the Spirit continues to want to increase His Presence with His gifts and fruits in our lives. Let us desire this, welcome this, and thank for this as truly we are blessed.

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