Posts tagged Holy Spirit

Come, thou holy Paraclete

Today we recall and celebrate that historical moment when the power of the Holy Ghost was first poured into the Church.

The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world

We all hear the name of ‘Pentecost’, and we know that it is one of the major feasts of the Church’s year, but it is worth pausing to reflect a little more deeply on it…

Heart and Soul 3: Living in the Spirit.

I began reports on Jo Gilbert’s workshop on Christian Community with her explanation of Koinonia. She had talked about how communion is rooted in the life of the Trinity and is our deepest vocation, as individuals and for the Church. She went on to look at how this communion, this koinonia comes out of experience […]

Images of the Spirit 3: Guided meditation for Children.

This image of the Holy Spirit is inspired by a reflection by Catholic Philospher, Peter Kreeft. He is also a surfer so the link between the Sea and God is a natural one for him, and maybe also for us who also live by it. Close you eyes. You are on a beach. What sort […]

Images of the Spirit 2: Guided meditation for children.

Here is the second guided mediation to use with children on the Holy Spirit, inspiration taken this time from St Basil the Great: Close your eyes. You are standing in a dark place. There is no light to see by. What does it feel like to be in the dark? As you stand there someone […]

Images of the Spirit 1: Guided meditation for Children.

Last week, in the run up to Pentecost, I was struck by some of the images used in the readings from the Saints in the Office. I have turned some of them into guided meditations to use with children. Images can be useful as they can go beyond words. Sometimes, in the Spiritual life our […]