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Pentecost Novena: Day 7: The Gift of Counsel

The gift of Counsel endows the soul with supernatural prudence, enabling it to judge promptly and rightly what must done, especially in difficult circumstances.

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Pentecost Novena: Day 6: The Gift of Understanding

Understanding, as a gift of the Holy Spirit, helps us to grasp the meaning of the truths of our holy religion.

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Pentecost Novena: Day 5: The Gift of Knowledge

Knowledge unmasks the pretence of created things, reveals their emptiness, and points out their only true purpose as instruments in the service of God.

Pentecost Novena: Day 4: The Gift of Fortitude

By the gift of Fortitude the soul is strengthened against natural fear, and supported to the end in the performance of duty.

In the world but looking to Heaven

Fr Thomas’s homily on the Sunday after Ascension, 16 May “I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil one.” The difficulties of the world, its pains and sorrows and even the evils which are around us, present some of the greatest […]

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Pentecost Novena: Day 3: The Gift of Piety

With the Gift of Piety we love God our Father. It inspires us to love and respect for His sake persons and things consecrated to Him.