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Gifts of the Holy Ghost (Happy Pentecost!)
« on: June 16, 2019, 07:58:18 PM »
From Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.'s The Three Ages of the Spiritual Life, part I, article IV, "The Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost" (fn. 39), the relationship between the gifts of the Holy Ghost and the beatitudes, based on St. Thomas Aquinas's doctrine:

  • Gift of Wisdom → Peacemakers (IIa IIae, q.45, a.6): "it gives peace and allows the soul possessing it to give it to others, at times even to the most troubled"
  • Gift of Understanding → Clean of Heart (q.8, a.7): "those who possess this cleanness of heart begin here on earth, in a certain way, to see God in all that happens to us"
  • Gift of Knowledge → Mourners (q.9, a.4): "shows us the gravity of sin" (which is the turning to creatures instead of God)
  • Gift of Counsel → The Merciful (q.52, a.4): "inclines the soul to mercy"
  • Gift of Piety → The Meek (q.121, a.2): "makes us see in men not rivals, but children of God and our brothers"
  • Gift of Fortitude → Those Hungering & Thirsting for Justice (q.139, a.2): they "never become discouraged"
  • Gift of Fear → The Poor in Spirit (q.19, a.12): "they possess the holy fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom"
The relationship of the gifts to the virtues:

See also Benedict Ashley, O.P.'s "The Gifts of the Holy Spirit."
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Re: Gifts of the Holy Ghost (Happy Pentecost!)
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 02:34:16 AM »
My favorite theologian.

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Re: Gifts of the Holy Ghost (Happy Pentecost!)
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 07:25:07 AM »
Thank you!

Edited to add:

I had a devil of a time getting the wayback link to work...

Here's what I finally got to work,

And I created a pdf of that page, which I've attached.
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In conclusion, I can leave you with no better advice than that given after every sermon by Msgr Vincent Giammarino, who was pastor of St Michael’s Church in Atlantic City in the 1950s:

    “My dear good people: Do what you have to do, When you’re supposed to do it, The best way you can do it,   For the Love of God. Amen.”
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