Catechism of the Catholic Church
III. THE GIFTS AND FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
1830 The moral life of Christians is sustained by the gifts of the Holy Spirit. These are permanent dispositions which make man docile in following the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
1831 The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. They belong in their fullness to Christ, Son of David. They complete and perfect the virtues of those who receive them. They make the faithful docile in readily obeying divine inspirations.
1832 The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them: “charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity.”
EWTN have a very informative page on Pentecost at this link https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/seasons-and-feast-days/pentecost-14355
“True progress in spiritual life does not consist in multiplying ecstasies, but in being able to persevere in difficult times,” the pope said May 19 during his weekly general audience. “Walk, walk, walk on and if you are tired, stop a little and then start walking again; but with perseverance,” he said.
St Joseph as a Family Man
Saturday 29th May the Carmelite Fathers will lead a retreat at Maryvale Catholic Church on “St Joseph as a Family Man”. Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend.
Via Lucis or The Way of Light celebrates the 50 days between Easter and Pentecost. We invite you to celebrate every Saturday during the Easter Season at 17h00 in the church. The 17h30 mass will follow the Via Lucis Booklet for the 22 May download here
There are numerous lectures, courses and masses that you can access online. Some of them are listed, with links, on this page.
The Southern Cross Magazine is on sale at the entrance to the church. Please buy a printed copy (R30).