The Great UnknownRegular price $ 18.95
St. Paul asked some disciples, “Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed?” They replied, “We have not so much as heard whether there be a Holy Spirit” (see Acts 19:1-2).
Incredible as it might seem after twenty centuries of Christianity, were St. Paul to ask the same question of a great many Christians today, he would receive an answer similar to that of those first disciples in Ephesus. Though the name “Holy Spirit” may be familiar to them, the vast majority of Christians today know very little of Him. But thanks to Fr. Marín, that is about to change.
In these illuminating pages, you will discover the reason for this tragic forgetfulness, the sad result of the mass neglecting of the third Person of the Holy Trinity, and the way to cultivate a fruitful devotion to the Holy Spirit in your life.
You will learn the rich theology of the Holy Spirit as set in Scripture and passed down through Church Fathers, Doctors, and mystics such as Bl. Columba Marmion. Additionally, you will come to fully understand and appreciate the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of Christ and the mission of the Church.
As you discover His gifts and charisms, you will also learn:
- Four ways the Spirit of God appears in the Old Testament
- Practical methods to help you grow in docility to the Holy Spirit
- Three reasons the Holy Spirit is so unknown
- Ways the Spirit is revealed in the New Testament and through the sacraments
- Three harmful effects of not knowing and worshipping the Holy Spirit
- The one way for your soul to be practically and profoundly Christian
Most significantly, you will experience the sweetness of the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit in your soul and how He showers you with sanctifying grace. You will take a deep dive into the mystery of the Holy Spirit’s gifts and the means of fostering them in your life for your salvation. As you allow yourself to bask in the presence of the Spirit, you will grow in fidelity and adoring love and behold His fruits in your life. Above all, you will see how the Holy Spirit is the reciprocal love of the Father and the Son.