"A tree that is cultivated and guarded through the care of its owner produces its fruit at the expected time. "

St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."

St Augustine

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"There is nothing which gives greater security to our actions, or more effectually cuts the snares the devil lays for us, than to follow another person’s will, rather than our own, in doing good."

St Philip Neri

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FROM THE "PENNY CATECHISM"

     

re Article 8 of Apostle's Creed

77.

What is the eighth article of the Creed?

 

The eighth article of the Creed is, 'I believe in the Holy Spirit'.

 
78. Who is the Holy Spirit?

 

The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity.

 
  79. From whom does the Holy Spirit proceed?
 
 

The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son.

 
80. Is the Holy Spirit equal to the Father and to the Son?
 

The Holy Spirit is equal to the Father and to the Son, for he is the same Lord and God as they are.

 
81. When did the Holy Spirit come down on the Apostles?
 

The Holy Spirit came down on the Apostles on Pentecost, in the form of 'parted tongues, as it were, of fire. Acts 2:3

 
82. Why did the Holy Spirit come down on the Apostles?
 

The Holy Spirit came down on the Apostles to confirm their faith, to sanctify them, and to enable them to found the Church.