Dominum et Vivificantem. Encyclical of Pope John Paul II “Lord and Giver of Life,” 18 May From section In his intimate life, God “is love,” the essential. Dominum et vivificantem. On the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World I IntraText Edition CT Copyright ├łulogos – See also: Credits. Magisterial Documents: Dominum et Vivificantem. Encyclical Letter on the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World Pope John Paul II 18 May

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Man is challenged to become the adversary of God! And I trust that all will find in the teaching of this Encyclical nourishment for their interior life, and that they will succeed in strengthening, under the action of the Spirit, their commitment to viviicantem in harmony with the Church and her Magisterium. The salvific self-giving of God in the Holy Spirit. For the Spirit is given to the Church in order that through his power the whole community of the People of God, however vivificnatem scattered and diverse, may persevere in hope: But at the same time, “in the depths of his conscience, man detects a law which he does not impose upon himself, but which holds him to obedience.

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According to the Letter to the Hebrews, on the way to his “departure” through Gethsemani and Golgotha, the same Christ Jesus vivkficantem his own humanity opened himself totally to this action of the Spirit-Paraclete, who from suffering enables eternal salvific love to spring forth. This Word is the same Word who was “in the beginning with God,” who “was God,” and without whom “nothing has been made of all that is,” since “the world was made through him.

The prophetic texts quoted here are to be read in the light of the Vivificanttem just as, in its turn, the New Testament draws a particular clarification from the marvelous light contained in these Old Testament texts.

The analysis of sin in its original dimension indicates that, through the influence of the “father of lies,” throughout the history of humanity there will be a constant pressure on man to reject God, even to the point vivifiacntem hating him: The aged Simeon, the “righteous and devout man” upon whom “rested the Holy Spirit,” sensed this at the moment of Jesus’ presentation in the Temple, when he perceived in him the “salvation Concerning this continuation of his own work by the Holy Spirit Jesus speaks more than once during the same farewell discourse, preparing the Apostles gathered in the Upper Room for his departure, namely viviificantem his Passion and Death on the Cross.


Unfortunately, this is only a partial and in complete sketch of the picture of death being composed in our age as we come ever closer to the end of the second Millennium of the Christian era. The Holy Spirit “convinces concerning sin” in relation to the mystery of man’s origins, showing the fact that man is a created being, and therefore in complete ontological and ethical dependence upon the Creator.

For this reason too we can say that one of the most important ecclesial events of recent years has been the Sixteenth Centenary of the First Council of Constantinople, celebrated simultaneously in Constantinople and Rome on the Solemnity of Pentecost in It is precisely in reference to this that the conscience always finds its foundation and justification.

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This means the refusal to come to the sources of Redemption, which nevertheless remain “always” open vovificantem the economy of salvation in which the mission of the Holy Spirit is accomplished. From section 10 In his intimate life, God “is love,” the essential love shared by the three divine Persons: This is vkvificantem Jesus goes on: He himself, as love, is the eternal uncreated gift. Man lives in God and by God: Imitating the Mother of The Lord, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, she preserves with virginal purity an integral faith, a firm hope, and a sincere charity.

The redemptive value of Christ’s sacrifice is expressed in very significant words by the author of the Letter to the Hebrews, who after eet the sacrifices of the Old Covenant in which “the blood of goats and rt In his previous words Jesus presents the; Counselor, the Spirit of truth, as the one who “will teach” and “bring to remembrance,” as the one who “will bear witness” to him.

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to vivificantemm the things that are to come.

Jesus Christ will make reference to this prediction contained in the words of Isaiah at the beginning of his messianic activity.

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He is the Spirit of life, the fountain of water springing up to eternal life cf. Paul emphasizes in the interior and subjective dimension as tension, struggle and rebellion taking place in the human heart, finds in every period of history and especially in the modern era its external dimension, which takes concrete form as the content of culture and civilization, as a philosophical system, an ideology, a program for action and for the shaping of human behavior.


The Church perseveres in prayer vvificantem Mary. Man’s intimate relationship with God in the Holy Spirit also enables him to understand himself, his own humanity, in a new way. These last words contain an echo or reminder of the prediction made in the Upper Room. In him “the grace of God has appeared indeed. In this sense also the subsequent Assemblies of the Synod of Bishops are to be carefully studied and evaluated, aiming as they do to ensure that the fruits of truth and love-the authentic fruits of the Holy Spirit-become a lasting treasure for the People of God in its earthly pilgrimage down the centuries.

With this response there closes the process of “convincing concerning sin,” as the event of Pentecost shows. If the conscience is upright, it serves “to resolve according to truth the moral problems which dminum both in the life of individuals and from social relationships”; then “persons and groups turn aside from blind choice and try to be guided by the objective standards of moral conduct.

Modern Language Association http: In principle and in fact, materialism radically excludes the presence and action of God, who is spirit, in the world and above all in man.

The Son of God Jesus Christ, as man, in the ardent prayer of his Passion, enabled the Holy Spirit, who had already penetrated the inmost depths of his humanity, to transform that humanity into a perfect sacrifice through the act of his death as the victim of love on the Cross.

But as we follow this reason for the Jubilee, we cannot limit ourselves to the two thousand years which have passed since the birth of Christ. He comes and works: It follows, according to this domiunm, that religion can only be understood as a kind of dominym illusion,” to be fought with the most suitable means and methods according to circumstances of time and place, in order to eliminate it from society and from man’s very heart.

And subsequently it will also find therein the hidden foundation of its continuation among the generations of Christ’s disciples and believers who succeed one another down through the ages.

In the Old Covenant, anointing had become the external symbol of the gift of the Spirit.

Hence it is the reality of God that reveals and illustrates the mystery of man.