The. The third Person of the Blessed Trinity, consubstantial with the Father and
the Son, from both of whom he proceeds by a common spiration (a movement of the
will tending towards the beloved object). He is 'sent' by the Father and the Son
on the mission of accomplishing the work of salvation in the souls of men. The
Holy Ghost came down upon the apostles on the day of Pentecost, confirming them
in their faith and filling them with the fulness of all gifts that they might
preach the gospel and spread the Church throughout the world. He sanctifies us
by his graces and by the virtues he infuses, and enlightens and moves us so
that, if we co-operate with grace, we may attain to everlasting life. The Holy
Ghost continually gives life and comfort (he is The Comforter; John xiv, 16) to
the Church by his ever-present help, and by his gifts guides her infallibly in
the way of truth and holiness." (Catholic Dictionary)
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Ghost is called also the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, the Spirit of Truth, and
other names given in Holy Scripture." (Baltimore Catechism)
what the soul is to the body of man, the Holy Spirit is in the body of Christ,
which is the Church. The Holy Spirit does in the whole Church what the soul does
in all the members of a single body." (St. Augustine, Doctor of the Church)
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