Pentecost – The Spirit Moving on Pilgrimage | #129

Fr. Joel Homilies

Pentecost – You cannot see the Spirit, but you can see the effects of the Spirit’s presence. We saw the Spirit: Calling, preparing the way, bringing unity, calling forth gifts, refreshment, peace, healing, joy. Our response to the Spirit: Thanksgiving.

The Holy Spirit in the Church

Benjamin Being Catholic

Pope Benedict celebrated Mass this Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica for the Solemnity of Pentecost. The Holy Father noted in his homily that, for the Jewish people, the feast of Passover recalled the exodus from Egypt, and the feast of Pentecost fifty days later was the celebration of the giving of the law on Mount Sinai. For the Christians, it …

Mary of the Month (June 2011)

Benjamin Mary of the Month

This image is from a shrine to Mary outside the town of Nepi, which is north of Rome towards Viterbo. Before Christianity came to the area there was a temple to the goddess Diana, but in the year AD 520 some monks destroyed the temple and built a monastery and a basilica on top of its ruins. Two of these …