NEWSLETTER INSERT - ON THE HOLY SPIRIT



‘Without the Holy Spirit, God is distant, Christ is in the past, the Gospel is a dead letter, the Church is simply an organisation, authority is domination, mission is propaganda, worship is the summoning of the spirits and Christian action is the morality of slaves.

But in the Spirit, the risen Christ is here. The Gospel is the power of life. The Church means Trinitarian communion. Authority is a liberating service. Mission is a Pentecost. Liturgy is memorial and anticipation and human behaviour is deified’.


Ignatius Hazim


'Come Holy Spirit renew your wonders in this our day as by a new Pentecost: that being one in heart and in mind and being steadfast in prayer with Mary the Mother of Jesus, we may advance your divine kingdom of justice and peace, of truth and love to the glory of God our Father. Amen.'