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Filled with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

This is the edited text of the homily given by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP for the solemn Mass of Pentecost (Year B) and adult confirmations at St Mary’s Cathedral on 19 May, 2024.

Pentecost petals draw many to witness once-a-year tradition in Rome

Roman firefighters launched a shower of rose petals in one of the most unique Pentecost traditions in Rome.

Evangelisation with the Holy Spirit will not be overbearing

Pope Francis delivered a poignant message on Pentecost focused on two points: strength and kindness and how these two virtues can aid our efforts in evangelisation without being overbearing.

Melto D’Moronoyo: A Pentecost of great Spirit

Pentecost is about outburst and outpouring. It is when the Spirit bursts in upon us and there is an outpouring of grace. Minds are illuminated, hearts burn with fervour and tongues are set free in praise.

Put the Holy Spirit back at the centre of the church

The celebration of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ is a very special occasion at the Vatican, and one that prompted the pope to emphasise prioritising it again.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: It’s Mission Possible

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it…” These eight words, together with a rather catchy theme song immediately evoke the Mission Impossible franchise. I grew up with the TV series (1966-73, 1988-89) about a small team of secret agents who apply their strategies and skills against existential threats from cold war enemies, corrupt government officials, crime bosses, bioterrorists, you name it.

Melto D’Moronoyo: Set aflame with purpose on Pentecost

We have entered the season of Pentecost, the time of the Holy Spirit that comes alive in us and awakens us to our deeper sense of being in the world and to our ongoing relationship with God. In our Maronite Church Pentecost spans 16 weeks. It is the longest season in the calendar and rightfully so, as Pentecost bursts onto the scene 50 days after Jesus’ resurrection.

Q and A with Fr John Flader: Pentecost, the great feast...

The first mention of Pentecost as a Christian feast was made in the 3rd Century by the theologians Origen and Tertullian. Fr John Flader explains how Pentecost developed from its origins in the Jewish Festival of Weeks

Pope Francis: Holy Spirit or evil spirit?

In the final words of the Gospel we have just heard, Jesus says something that can offer us hope and make us think. He...

Say yes to the Spirit and no to ideologies, says Pope

The Holy Spirit tells Church 'to comfort those alone' today The Holy Spirit's gift of comfort and solace is meant to unite all men and...

Pentecost retreat offers opportunity to know God the Spirit

Overnight event will ask for outpouring for Pentecost By Dominic Lawrence A Pentecost retreat asking for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit will be held in...

Kidnapped priest tells of harrowing ordeal

Fr Maccalli never doubted his mission, praying for those who kept him captive in Africa.
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