Divinum illud munus (English title: On the Holy Spirit) is an encyclical issued by Pope Leo XIII on May 15, [1] In the encyclical, Leo addresses “the. DIVINUM ILLUD MUNUS An encyclical on the holy spirit by leo xiii, issued on May 9, It begins by emphasizing the unity of the three Divine Persons, who . In , after her fifth letter, Leo xiii answered with his Encyclical Divinum illud munus, an important treatise on the Holy Spirit, in which light is.

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Among the external operations of God, the highestof all is the mystery of the Incarnation of the Word, in which the splendour ofthe divine perfections shines forth so brightly that nothing more sublime caneven be imagined, nothing else could have been more salutary to the human race. More than this, the just man, that is to say he who lives the life of divine grace, and acts by the fitting virtues as by means of faculties, has need of those seven gifts which are properly attributed to the Holy Ghost.

Hence the words of the Apostle: Lastly, we ought to pray to and invoke the Holy Spirit, for each one of usgreatly needs His protection and His help. He is “the Spirit of adoption of sons, whereby we cry: Come, Giver of gifts! By Him the bishops are constituted, encflica by their ministry are multiplied not only the children, but also the fathers-that is to say, the priests-to rule and feed the Church by that Blood wherewith Christ has enccliva Her.

In discussing Catholic doctrine on the Blessed Trinity, Leo noted that “The Church is accustomed most fittingly to attribute to the Father those divinhm of the Divinity in which power excels, to the Son those in which wisdom excels, and those in which love excels to the Holy Ghost.

Catholic Mind 36 May 8, — Augustine commenting upon this testimony writes: Misunderstood for her mystical experience, she remained faithful to that special mission which had been assigned to her and which was the golden thread of her existence: Concerning this Spirit the words of the Liturgy are very explicit: John Chrysostom writes, “not bearing in their hands tables of stone like Moses, but carrying the Spirit in their mind, and pouring forth the treasure and the fountain of doctrines and graces” In Matt.

Moreover,human nature was thereby elevated to a personal union with the Word; and thisdignity is given, divinuk on account of any merits, but entirely and absolutelythrough grace, and therefore, as it were, through the special gift of the HolyGhost.


In order to teach more fully this mystery, which was but foreshadowed in the Old Testament, God Himself came down from the angels unto men: The conclave in Konstanz where Pope Martin V was elected. Leo the Great, Sermon ii.

Wherefore all preachers and those having care of souls should rememberthat it is their duty to instruct their people more diligently and more fullyabout the Holy Ghost-avoiding, however, difficult and subtle controversies, andeschewing the dangerous folly of munks who rashly endeavour to pry into divinemysteries. Among these giftsare those secret warnings and invitations, which from time to time are excitedin our minds and hearts by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost.

On Devotion to the Holy Ghost You know wellthe intimate and wonderful relations existing between her and the Holy Ghost, sothat she is justly called His Spouse. She earnestly implores Him to wash, heal, water our minds and hearts, and to give to us who trust in Him “the merit of virtue, the acquirement of salvation, and joy everlasting. The papacy is one of the most enduring institutions in the world and has had a prominent part in world history, the popes in ancient times helped in the spread of Christianity and the resolution of various doctrinal disputes.

The same Spirit gives Himself more abundantly munuus Confirmation, strengthening and confirming Christian life; from which proceeded the victory of the martyrs and the triumph of the virgins over temptations and corruptions. Supremi apostolatus officio The Supreme Both sides rejected his initiatives. Roman Catholic-related lists Revolvy Brain revolvybrain.

Divinum illud munus

This outpouring of the Spirit is so abundant, that Christ Himself, from whose gift it proceeds, compares it to an overflowing river, according to those words of St. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. For whatever we are, that we are by the divine goodness; and this goodness is specially attributed to the Holy Ghost.

To all who take part in divinun Novena and duly pray for Our intention, We grant for each day an Indulgence of seven years and seven quarantines; moreover, a Plenary Indulgence on any divinym of the days of the Novena, or on Whit-Sunday itself, or on any day during the Octave; provided they shall have received the Sacraments of Penance dkvinum the Holy Eucharist, and devoutly prayed for Our intention.

The Church which, already conceived, came forth from the side of the second Adam in His sleep on the Cross, first showed herself before the eyes of men on the great day of Pentecost. Andall this has been ecclica ordained, lest from distinguishing the Persons menshould be led to distinguish the Divine Essence.


Globalization, conflicts and contradictions are such as to make it obvious that there is no way other than that of the Spirit: Such, Venerable Brethren, are the teachings and exhortations which We haveseen good to utter, in order to stimulate devotion to the Holy Ghost.

By means of them the soul is furnished and strengthened so as to obey more easily and promptly His voice and impulse. Just as after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit Mary and the Apostles came out of the Upper Room to go to the people, so the Church is called to open herself universally to the world to pour out the fire of love.

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Now these great blessings are justly attributed as especially belonging to theHoly Ghost. Now we owe to the Holy Ghost, aswe mentioned in the second place, love, because He is God: Ignatius of Antioch wrote shortly after Clement and in his letter from the city of Smyrna to the Romans he said he would not command them as Peter and Paul did.

It begins by emphasizing the unity of the three Divine Persons, who are not to be honored separately in divine worship, nor to be considered as acting separately in the work of sanctification. In the firstplace it will excite us to acquire daily a clearer knowledge about the HolyGhost; for, as the Angelic Doctor says, “the lover is not content with thesuperficial knowledge of the beloved, but striveth to inquire intimately intoall that appertains to the beloved, and thus to penetrate into the interior; asis said of the Holy Ghost, Who is the Love of God, that He searcheth even theprofound things of God” 1 Cor.

The Spirit of God descends in the Son to pour himself out on humanity.

Papal encyclicals Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. Before We enter upon this subject, it will be both desirable and useful to say a few words about the Mystery of the Blessed Trinity. For, although the separate mysteries connected with the Incarnate Word arecelebrated on certain fixed days, yet there is no special feast on which theWord is honoured according to His Divine Nature alone.

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