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 Èulogos – 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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For the text of Dominum et vivificantem, see: We read in the Letter to the Galatians: But this personal subject is also always a creature: God, who is infinite Spirit, comes close to the visible world.

In the light of what Jesus says in the farewell discourse in the Upper Room, the Vkvificantem Spirit is revealed in a new and fuller way. Through the action of the Spirit-Paraclete, may there be accomplished in our world a process of true growth in humanity, in both individual and community life.

Naturally, the considerations that follow do not aim to explore exhaustively the extremely rich doctrine on the Holy Spirit, nor to favor any particular solution of questions vivificanteem are still open.

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Sin means the rejection of his mission, a rejection that will cause people to condemn him to death. The two Evangelists to whom we owe the narrative of the birth and infancy of Jesus of Nazareth express themselves on this matter in an identical way.

Modern Language Association http: For we know that it was in a special way an “ecclesiological” Council: We know that recognizing evil in ourselves sometimes demands a great effort. In this reality, Christ, who has gone away in his visible humanity, comes, is present and acts in the Church in such an intimate way as to make it his own Body. To create means to call into existence from nothing: Referring here to the biblical tradition, we can say: It gazes upon the world which is the theater of man’s history, and carries the marks of his energies, his tragedies, and his triumphs; that world which the Christian sees as created and sustained by its Maker’s love, fallen indeed into the bondage of sin, yet emancipated now by Christ.


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Thus the promise concerning the Holy Spirit made before Easter is fulfilled: It becomes at the same time a convincing concerning the remission of sins, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Prayer vivifciantem remains the voice of all those who apparently have no voice-and in this voice there always echoes that “loud cry” attributed to Christ by the Letter to the Hebrews.

In this way the spirit of truth, the Paraclete, “convinces concerning sin. Acta Apostolicae Sedis 78 — Latin ; Origins 16, no.

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It can be said that in many cases social factors, instead of fostering the development and expansion of the human spirit, ultimately deprive the human spirit of the genuine truth of its being and life-over which the Vivificzntem Spirit keeps vigil-in order to subject it to the “prince of this world.

And so it has always been, in every Christian generation, down to our own time, down to this present period when we await the end of the second Christian Millennium. Unfortunately, this is only a partial and in complete sketch of the picture of death being composed in our age as we come ever fivificantem to the end of the second Millennium of the Christian era.

Following the guidance of the Spirit of truth and bearing witness together with him, the Council has given a special confirmation of the presence of the Holy Spirit-the Counselor. The one who welcomes the gift. ddominum

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Here it should be noted that, while all the other promises made in the Upper Room foretold the coming of the Holy Spirit after Christ’s departure, the one contained in the text of John It forms a trilogy on the Trinity, with the Encyclicals dedicated to the Father, ” Dives in misericordia “and to the Son, ” Redemptor hominis ” The Prophet presents the Messiah as the one who comes in the Holy Spirit, the one who possesses the fullness of this Spirit in himself and at the same time for others, for Israel, for all the nations, for all humanity.


Thus it can truly be said that “the glory of God is the living man, yet man’s life is the vision of God” It is accomplished by the power of the Holy Spirit, as part of his own mission.

For the greatest sin on man’s part is matched, in the heart of the Redeemer, by the oblation of supreme love that conquers the evil of all the sins of man. DeV 51 While it is an historical fact that the Church came forth from the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost, in a certain sense one can say that she has never left it. Yet on the day of Pentecost, he came down upon the disciples to remain with them for ever. By means of this “humanization” of the Word-Son the self-communication of God reaches its definitive fullness in the history of creation and salvation.

The Holy Spirit comes at the price of Christ’s “departure. Moreover, everyone has become more and more aware of the grave situation of vast areas of our planet marked by death-dealing poverty and famine.

His solemn exaltation cannot be reduced to the messianic mission of the “Servant of the Lord.

Both the meaning of the individual words vivificantm the fact that Jesus linked them together in the same phrase are important here. With the coming of the Spirit they felt capable of fulfilling the mission entrusted to them. It is a new beginning in relation to the first, original beginning of God’s salvific self-giving, which is identified with the mystery of creation itself.