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Pope's general audience: The Holy Spirit guides the Church, it guides every one of us

2013-05-15

Speaker: Dear Brothers and Sisters,

"In our catechesis on the Creed, we have been considering the person and work of the Holy Spirit, whom Jesus calls "the Spirit of Truth” (cf. Jn 16:13).  In an age skeptical of truth, we believe not only that truth exists, but that it is found through faith in Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.  The Holy Spirit brings us to Jesus; he guides the whole Church into the fullness of truth.  

As the "Paraclete”, the Helper sent by the Risen Lord, he reminds us of Christ’s words and convinces us of their saving truth.  As the source of our new life in Christ, he awakens in our hearts that supernatural "sense of the faith” by which we hold fast to God’s word, come to a deeper understanding of its meaning, and apply it in our daily lives.  Let us ask ourselves: am I truly open, like the Virgin Mary, to the power of the Holy Spirit?  Even now, with the Father and the Son, the Spirit dwells in our hearts.  
Let us ask him to guide us into all truth and to help us grow in friendship with Christ through daily prayer, reading of the Scriptures and the celebration of the Sacraments.

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I am pleased to greet the many English-speaking pilgrims and visitors present at today’s Audience, including those from England, Scotland, Sweden, Australia, India, Vietnam, Canada and the United States.  As the Church prepares to celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, I pray that his gifts of wisdom, joy and peace will accompany you and your families along the path of authentic Christian discipleship. God bless you all!”