"The Lord has always revealed to mortals the treasures of his wisdom and his spirit, but now that the face of evil bares itself more and more, so does the Lord bare his treasures more."

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

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"Those who love God are always happy, because their whole happiness is to fulfill, even in adversity, the will of God."

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"Shun too great a desire for knowledge, for in it there is much fretting and delusion. Intellectuals like to appear learned and to be called wise. Yet there are many things the knowledge of which does little or no good to the soul, and he who concerns himself about other things than those which lead to salvation is very unwise. "

Thomas á Kempis

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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.