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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The Christian reader, who already knows the revelation of this mystery, can discern a reflection of it also in these words.

His solemn exaltation cannot be reduced to the messianic mission of the “Servant of the Lord. Pulled by manifold attractions, he is constantly forced to choose among them and to renounce some.

The Church is the visible dispenser of the sacred signs, while the Holy Spirit acts in them as the invisible dispenser of the life which they signify. The encyclical was promulgated on 18 May 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, viificantem emancipated now by Christ.

This union of the praying Church vviificantem the Mother of Christ has been part of the mystery of the Church from the beginning: How should this blasphemy be understood?

The salvific self-giving of God in the Holy Spirit. And in the superabundance of the uncreated gift there begins in the heart of all human beings that particular created gift whereby they “become partakers of the divine nature.

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He is not only the gift to the person the person of the Messiahbut is a Person-gift. And in all this wonderful dynamism of conversion-forgiveness there is confirmed the truth of what St. It can be said that in the Holy Spirit the intimate life of the Triune God becomes totally gift, an exchange of mutual love between the divine Persons and that through the Holy Spirit God exists in the mode of gift. Jesus speaks only of the fatherhood of God and of his own sonship-he does not speak directly of the Spirit, who is Love and thereby the union of the Father and the Son.


The second Upper Room scene takes place on the evening of the first Easter Sunday, according to John The bishops in turn by the Sacrament of Orders render the sacred ministers sharers in this spiritual gift and, through the Sacrament of Confirmation, ensure that all who are reborn of water and the Holy Spirit are strengthened by this gift.

If the Spirit-Counselor is to convince the world precisely concerning judgment, it is in order to continue in the world the salvific work of Christ.

Moreover, they are a supreme dishonor to the Creator” Following the guidance of the Spirit of truth and bearing witness together with him, the Council has domunum a special confirmation of the presence of the Holy Spirit-the Counselor. At the same time he has revealed to man that, as the “image and likeness” of his Creator, he is called to participate in truth and love.

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vominum This idea, often cited by John Paul from Gaudium et spes, “can be said to sum up the whole of Christian anthropology” DV 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.

Home Religion Encyclopedias almanacs transcripts and maps Dominum et Vivificantem. In the texts of St. The Church’s mind and heart turn to the Holy Spirit as this twentieth century draws to a close and the third Millennium since the coming of Jesus Christ into the world approaches, and as we look toward the great Jubilee with which the Church will celebrate the event.

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The order of values and the aims of action which it describes are strictly bound to a reading of the whole of reality as “matter. For in Christ’s Resurrection the Holy Spirit-Paraclete revealed himself especially as he who gives life: The latter, the son of Zechariah and Elizabeth, foretells at the Jordan the coming of the Messiah and administers the baptism of repentance.

Man is challenged to become domiinum adversary of God! The Church feels herself called to this mission of proclaiming the Spirit, while together with the human family she approaches the end domnum the second Millennium after Christ.

Against the background of a vivifucantem and earth which will “pass away,” she knows well that “the words which will e pass away” 13 acquire a particular eloquence.

Nevertheless, despite this “picture of death being composed in our age, Is it not an echo of that “reprobation” which is interiorized in the “heart” of the Trinity and by virtue of the eternal love is translated into the suffering of the Cross, into Christ’s obedience unto death?

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In the midst of the problems, disappointments and hopes, desertions and returns of these times of ours, the Church remains faithful to the mystery of her birth. In God, the Spirit- Love expresses the consideration of human sin in a fresh outpouring of salvific love. While it is an dominm fact that the Church vivifixantem forth from the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost, in a certain sense one can say that she has never left it.