Feel | Feeling
Help For 'Quick Help' Pages
Submit Comment About This Page
Need More Help?
Need More Help?
Try Searching MyCatholicSource.com
to Request a New 'Quick Help' Page OR to Submit a Comment/Suggestion
Thank You For
Question / Issue:
"Is it necessary to
feel the Holy Spirit, either in general or after Baptism, Confirmation, etc.?"
Answer / Resources:
[click link(s) below, as applicable]
No. You may
not feel anything, but if you have been validly baptized & confirmed (or even
just baptized) you have received the Holy Spirit. And as long as you are in a
state of grace, the Holy Spirit remains in you. It is not necessary to "feel"
anything. In fact, one must be careful about "feeling" things. Feelings don't
necessary equal truth. People may feel things that are not true, and
conversely not feel things that are true. It doesn't matter if you
don't feel the Holy Spirit within you. It's kind of like 2 + 2 equals 4 no
matter how you "feel" about it. It's just a simple truth. Valid Sacraments that
confer the Holy Spirit work whether or not anything is felt – they work "ex
opere operato", or "by the very fact of the action's being performed." If you
are validly baptized, confirmed & in the state of grace, the Holy Spirit dwells
within. You don't have to feel it.
However, we should
remember that we can drive the Holy Spirit out by serious sin – whether or not
we feel it.
Reminder: We make no guarantee whatsoever regarding any item herein. Items herein may be the opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect our views.
All applicable items may be subject to change at any time without notice. Utilize any link(s) appearing on this page at your own risk.
For more terms information, see "Important Notice" below.
Share This Page | Search Site
(after clicking above, see left)
Great Catholic Books & Ebooks!
Great Catholic Apps!
Program - Shop At Other Sites To Support This Site!
Note: For pricing, availability, shipping, product
& seller info. click links below
Catechism of the Council of Trent [Book] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Catholic Statues [Amazon Search] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Scapulars [Amazon Search] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Rosary [Amazon Search] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Catholic Bracelets [Amazon Jewelry Search] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Crucifix [Amazon Search] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Catholic Medals [Amazon Jewelry Search] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Crucifixes [Amazon Jewelry Search] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Thousands More Items To Choose From! - Click Here To Shop By Category
Report Problem With Link
** Page may contain third party advertisement(s)
in any location.
We are not responsible for content. Not an endorsement.
We make no guarantee whatsoever regarding any
item herein. Items herein may be the opinions of their authors
and do not necessarily reflect our views. Items herein may not be comprehensive,
may not be current, may be subject to change at any time without notice, may not
apply to all persons, may be subjective / debatable / erroneous, etc.
Interpretation and application of items herein should not be contrary to the
perennial, official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. Do not take items out
of context. Do not inflict harm on yourself or others, break laws, take
unsuitable/incautious or inappropriate/drastic actions, or take figurative items
literally. Inclusion of any item herein does not imply endorsement. Clicking on a third
party link leaves our site. We are not responsible for any third party site /
product / service / content / etc. Third parties may not be Catholic.
For terms information,
MyCatholicSource.com ™, MyCatholicSource.org ™,
and other indicated & related items are trademarks of B.F.S.
MyCatholicSource.com, BFSApps, and BFSMedia are divisions of B.F.S.
Copyright © 2001-2021, B.F.S. All Rights Reserved.
Top | My Catholic Source.com Home |
Commercial Sections |
Feedback About 'Quick Help' Pages |