True Devotion to the Holy Spirit

HOLY SPIRIT: God’s Gift To You by Luis M. Martinez

December 9, 2017

From True Devotion to the Holy Spirit Not only to possess us does the Holy Spirit live in us, but also to be possessed by us, to be ours.  For love must possess, as well as be possessed.  He is the Gift of God Most High – Donum Dei Altissimi.  Now, the gift that belonged to the giver becomes the possession of the one who receives it.  The Gift of God is ours through the stupendous prodigy of love. Almost every time that sacred scripture speaks to the mission of the Holy Spirit in our souls, we find the word, give.  “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate.”  “In this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.”  “For the Spirit had not yet been given, since Jesus [...]

HOLY SPIRIT: Your Soul’s Supreme Director by Luis M. Martinez

October 6, 2017

From True Devotion to the Holy Spirit The soul’s delightful Guest does not remain idle in his intimate sanctuary.  Being, as the church calls him, fire and light.  He hardly takes possession of the soul before his beneficent influence extends itself to the whole being and begins with divine activity its work of transformation. The Holy Spirit lives in the center of the soul, in that profound region of the will where he himself has diffused charity.  And from that center, he pours himself out, so to speak, over the whole man with a divine unction, like the sacred perfume of which the scriptures speak, which descended from the head of Aaron down his flowing beard and over his vestment to the tassel of his mantle. Like the victor [...]

HOLY SPIRIT: Your Soul’s Delightful Guest by Luis M. Martinez

August 18, 2017

From True Devotion to the Holy Spirit How wonderful is the work of the artist!  By efforts both ardent and gentle, he can penetrate hard and shapeless materials with the light of his soul.  The instruments that he uses, although often crude, can impart to these materials exquisite proportions and shapes. That is the way one may conceive the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, Artist of souls.  Is not sanctity the supreme art?  God has only one ideal which, in its prodigious unity and because it is divine, encompasses all the highest forms of beauty.  This ideal is Jesus.  The Holy Spirit loves him more than an artist loves his ideal.  That love is his being, because the Holy Spirit is nothing but love, the personal Love of the [...]

HOLY SPIRIT: The Heart Of True Devotion by Luis M. Martinez

July 7, 2017

From True Devotion to the Holy Spirit One fortunate tendency of our times has been that which seeks to establish the supernatural life on the solid basis of dogma.  Nothing is more right and necessary than this.  Life ought to be based on truth; or rather, it is truth itself that descends, so to speak, from the heights of the understanding to pour itself out over the affections, the works, and all the activity of man. The truths that we beg God to reveal to us are not only “light,” but “spirit and life.”  They are not only a sublime and complete doctrinal system; they are also “words of eternal life” – the exceedingly fruitful seeds that transform souls when the intelligence and the heart are opened [...]