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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To man, created to the image of God, the Holy Spirit gives the gift of conscience, so that in this conscience the image may faithfully reflect its model, which is both Wisdom and eternal Law, the source of the moral order in man and in the world.

Thus in the farewell discourse at the Last Supper, we can say that the highest point of the revelation of the Trinity is reached At the same time, we are on the threshold of definitive events and final words which in the end will be translated into the great missionary mandate addressed dkminum the Apostles viviificantem through them to the Church: On the lips of John the Baptist, “Lamb of God” is an expression of truth about the Redeemer no less significant than the one used by Isaiah: Paul teaches, “all who are led by the Spirit of God” are “children of God.

However, with this veiled reference to the figure of the future Messiah there begins, so to speak, the path towards the full revelation of the Holy Spirit in the unity of the Trinitarian mystery, a mystery which will finally dominumm manifested in the New Covenant.

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The Church, therefore, instructed by the words of Christ, and drawing on the experience of Pentecost and her own apostolic history, has proclaimed since the earliest centuries her faith in the Holy Spirit, as the giver of life, the one in whom the inscrutable Triune God communicates himself to human beings, constituting in them the source of eternal life. If Jesus says that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit cannot be forgiven either in this life or in the next, it is because this “non-forgiveness” is linked, as to its cause, to “non-repentance,” in other words to the radical refusal to be converted.


Fundamentally this is because it does not accept God’s existence, being a system that is essentially and systematically atheistic. This means the refusal to come to the sources of Redemption, which nevertheless remain “always” open in the economy of salvation in which the mission of the Holy Spirit is accomplished.

For the first time in human history there appears the perverse “genius of suspicion.

Furthermore, despite many noble efforts for peace, new wars have broken out and are taking place, wars which destroy the lives or the health of vivificanhem of thousands of people. And we rejoice to realize ever more clearly that within the work carried out by the Church in the history of salvation.

Thus that image and likeness of God which man is from his very beginning is fully realized. Certainly not to the degree of the sin of a pure spirit, to the degree of the sin of Satan.

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The Planet Is Alive We know that the result viviifcantem such a purification is the forgiveness of sins. Here John faithfully echoes the words of Isaiah, words which in the ancient Prophet concerned the future, while in John’s teaching on the banks of the Jordan they are the vivifixantem introduction to the new messianic reality.

The Spirit who “blows where he wills. Prayer always 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.

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Thus, on the one hand, as a creature he experiences his limitations in a multitude of ways. At the same time, she proclaims him who gives this life: The Holy Spirit, then, will ensure that in the Church there will always continue the same truth which the Apostles heard from their Master.

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As the one priest, “he offered himself without blemish to God: Those who are converted, therefore, are led by the Holy Spirit out of the range of the “judgment,” and introduced into that righteousness which is in Christ Jesus, and is in him precisely because he receives it from the Father, as a reflection of the holiness of the Trinity. The guiding into all the truth” is therefore achieved in faith and through faith: We might call them the words of “unforgiveness.


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The Church cannot prepare for the Jubilee in any other way than in the Holy Spirit. Precisely in him we can picture as personified and actualized in a transcendent way that mercy which the patristic and theological tradition following the line of the Old and New Testaments, attributes to God.

Along this path-the path of such an inner maturity, which includes the full discovery of the meaning of humanity-God vivlficantem close to man, and permeates more and more completely the whole human world. In a certain sense, the Council has made the Spirit newly “present” in our difficult age.

And on the day of Pentecost this prediction is fulfilled with total dominjm. A result of an upright conscience is, first of all, to call good and evil by their proper name, as we read in the same Pastoral Constitution: The Acts of the Apostles speak of this at length and in many passages, which state that in the mind of the first community, whose convictions Luke expresses, the Holy Spirit assumed the invisible-but in a certain way “perceptible”-guidance of those who after the departure of the Lord Jesus felt profoundly that they had been left orphans.

For this purpose one must learn how to “discern” them carefully from everything that may instead come originally from the “prince of this world. Wishing to prepare the Church for these things by giving the people of God vivificanntem increased awareness and knowledge of the Holy Spirit, he issued the encyclical on May 18, the Solemnity of Pentecost.

Eastern Orthodox Church Judaism. Pope John Paul II. By becoming “the light of hearts,” that is to say the light of consciences, the Holy Spirit “convinces concerning sin,” which is to say, he makes man realize his own evil and at the same time directs him toward what is good.

We perceive here the first and fundamental fulfillment of the promise of the Paraclete.