is the gift of knowing the right choices to
make to live a holy life. The gift of wisdom
helps you to avoid the things that could
lead you away from God.
Understanding is the gift of
comprehension, or the ability to grasp the
meaning of the teachings of the Church. The
gift of understanding helps you be tolerant
and sympathetic of others. It helps you
sense when someone is hurting or in need of
Counsel, is the gift of prudence.
The gift of right judgment helps you make
choices to live as a faithful follower of
Fortitude, is the gift that helps
you stand up for your faith in Christ. The
gift of courage helps you overcome any
obstacles that would keep you from
practicing your faith.
Knowledge is the gift of knowing
and enlightenment. The gift of knowledge
enables you to choose the right path that
will lead you to God. It encourages you to
avoid obstacles that will keep you from him.
Piety, is the gift of confidence in
God. This gift of reverence inspires you to
joyfully want to serve God and others.
of the Lord is the gift of wonder
and respect that encourages you to be in awe
of God. The gift of wonder and awe moves you
to so love God that you do not want to
offend him by your words or actions.
The 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit
This passage in
Matthew's Gospel helps us to understand the
twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit, which are
the observable behaviours of people who have
allowed the grace of the Holy Spirit to be
effective in them.
“Just so, every
good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten
tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot
bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear
good fruit. Every tree that does not bear
good fruit will be cut down and thrown into
the fire. So by their fruits you will know
them.” (Matthew 7:17-20)
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exhibit the virtue of charity, or love, by
our unselfish devotion and care for God and
live with joy when we recognize that true
happiness comes, not from money or
possessions, but from knowing and following
We are freed from worrying about trivial
things because of the inner peace we
experience with God in our hearts. We work
and pray for peace throughout the world.
Patience: We demonstrate patience
by treating others with thoughtfulness and
tolerance. We know that we can overcome the
temptations and sufferings of life because
God is always with us.
Kindness: We live the virtue of
kindness by treating others as we want to be
Goodness: We exhibit goodness when
we honor God by avoiding sin and always
trying to do what we know is right.
Generosity: We demonstrate the
fruit of generosity when we are share our
gifts and possessions with others.
Gentleness: Gentle people act
calmly and avoid actions that might lead
others to anger or resentment.
Faithfulness: We are faithful when
we live out our commitment to the teachings
of Jesus, the Scriptures, and the Catholic
Modesty: We exhibit modesty by
being pure in our thoughts, words, and
Self-control: We exercise
self-control by working to overcome the
temptations we face and by trying always to
do God’s will.
Chastity: We live the virtue of
chastity when we use the gift of sexuality
wisely, according to God’s plan.
Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River -
In due course John the Baptist appeared;
he proclaimed this message in the desert
"Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is
close at hand."
This was the man spoken of by the
prophet Isaiah when he said: A voice of
one that cries in the desert, "Prepare a
way for the Lord, make his paths
This man John wore a garment made of
camel-hair with a leather loin-cloth
round his waist, and his food was
locusts and wild honey.
Then Jerusalem and all Judaea and the
whole Jordan district made their way to
and as they were baptised by him in the
river Jordan they confessed their sins.
But when he saw a number of Pharisees
and Sadducees coming for baptism he said
to them, "Brood of vipers, who warned
you to flee from the coming
"Produce fruit in keeping with
and do not presume to tell yourselves,
We have Abraham as our father, because,
I tell you, God can raise children for
Abraham from these stones."
10. "Even now the axe is being laid to
the root of the trees, so that any tree
failing to produce good fruit will be
cut down and thrown on the fire."
11. "I baptise
you in water for repentance, but the
one who comes after me is more
powerful than I, and I am not fit to
carry his sandals; he will baptise
you with the Holy Spirit and fire."
winnowing-fan is in his hand; he
will clear his threshing-floor and
gather his wheat into his barn; but
the chaff he will burn in a fire
that will never go out."
13. Then Jesus
appeared: he came from Galilee to the
Jordan to be baptised by John.
14. John tried
to dissuade him, with the words, "It is
I who need baptism from you, and yet you
come to me!"
15. But Jesus
replied, "Leave it like this for the
time being; it is fitting that we
should, in this way, do all that
uprightness demands." Then John gave in
16. And when
Jesus had been baptised he at once came
up from the water, and suddenly the
heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of
God descending like a dove and coming
down on him.
suddenly there was a voice from heaven,
"This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour
rests on him."
Bible Verses About Baptism
Going therefore, teach ye all nations;
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold
I am with you all days, even to the
consummation of the world. (Matthew
And I will ask
the Father, and he shall give you another
Paraclete, that he may abide with you for
ever. The spirit of truth, whom the world
cannot receive, because it seeth him not,
nor knoweth him: but you shall know him;
because he shall abide with you, and shall
be in you. I will not leave you orphans, I
will come to you. Yet a little while: and
the world seeth me no more. But you see me:
because I live, and you shall live. In that
day you shall know, that I am in my Father,
and you in me, and I in you. (John 14:16-20)
Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father
will send in my name, he will teach you all
things, and bring all things to your mind,
whatsoever I shall have said to you. (John
"Whoever believes and is baptised will
be saved; whoever does not believe will
be condemned." (Mark 16:16)
Baptist was in the desert,
proclaiming a baptism of repentance
for the forgiveness of sins.
All Judaea and all the people of
Jerusalem made their way to him, and
as they were baptised by him in the
river Jordan they confessed their
sins." (Mark 1:4-5)
"It is the
baptism corresponding to this
water which saves you now - not
the washing off of physical dirt
but the pledge of a good
conscience given to God through
the resurrection of Jesus
Christ," (1 Peter 3:21)
baptised into one body in a
single Spirit, Jews as well as
Greeks, slaves as well as free
men, and we were all given the
same Spirit to drink." (1
every one of you that has been
baptised has been clothed in
Christ." (Galatians 3:27)
is one Body, one Spirit,
just as one hope is the goal
of your calling by God.
There is one Lord, one
faith, one baptism, 6. and
one God and Father of all,
over all, through all and
within all." (Ephesians
repent,' Peter answered, "and every
one of you must be baptised in the
name of Jesus Christ for the
forgiveness of your sins, and you
will receive the gift of the Holy
Spirit. The promise that was made is
for you and your children, and for
all those who are far away, for all
those whom the Lord our God is
calling to himself." He spoke to
them for a long time using many
other arguments, and he urged them,
"Save yourselves from this perverse
generation." They accepted what he
said and were baptised. That very
day about three thousand were added
to their number." (Acts 2:38-41)
declared before them all, 'I
baptise you with water, but
someone is coming, who is more
powerful than me, and I am not
fit to undo the strap of his
sandals; he will baptise you
with the Holy Spirit and fire."
repent," Peter answered, "and
every one of you must be
baptised in the name of Jesus
Christ for the forgiveness of
your sins, and you will receive
the gift of the Holy Spirit."
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tomb of St. Faustina