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Holy Spirit - Gifts of the Holy Spirit
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Part of Holy Spirit:

1. Pneumatology

2. Gifts of the Holy Spirit

In Catholic dogmatic theology the gifts of the Holy Spirit are one of the elements of justification. The Council of Trent explains the gifts (dona) as part of the “interior renewal” (D 799). The liturgy speaks of the seven-fold gift of the Spirit, e.g., in the hymns Veni Sancte Spiritus, and the Veni Creator Spiritus, and in the rite of ordination of deacons. The biblical basis is the description of the presence and activity of the Holy Spirit in the just (Acts, Paul, Jn). To be united in faith t…

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Michael Schmaus, “Holy Spirit - Gifts of the Holy Spirit”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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