Donald R. McClarey

Saint Thomas Aquinas on Pentecost

“Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created, and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.” (Ps. 103:30)[28] We should speak about Him without whom no one can speak rightly, about Him who gives speech and gives the

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Donald R. McClarey

Pentecostal Oath

    The king stablished all his knights, and gave them that were of lands not rich, he gave them lands, and charged them never to do outrageousity nor murder, and always to flee treason; also, by no mean to

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Cardinal Newman on Pentecost

      WHEN our Lord was going to leave the world and return to His Father, He called His disciples orphans; children, as it were, whom He had been rearing, who were still unable to direct themselves, and who

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Pentecost and Renewal

  So ever the king had a custom that at the feast of Pentecost in especial, afore other feasts in the year, he would not go that day to meat until he had heard or seen of a great marvel.

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Of Peter and Pentecost

And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,     and your young men shall see visions,     and your old men shall

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Pentecost and Other Miracles

  So ever the king had a custom that at the feast of Pentecost in especial, afore other feasts in the year, he would not go that day to meat until he had heard or seen of a great marvel.

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GK Chesterton on Pentecost

  Those who maintain that Christianity was not a Church but a moral movement of idealists have been forced to push the period of its perversion or disappearance further and further back. A bishop of Rome writes claiming authority in

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Pentecost: Why Was the Holy Spirit Sent?

    Saint Thomas Aquinas, in his sermon on Pentecost, explains why the Holy Spirit was sent to us: I say, first, the Holy Spirit is sent without His needing to be sent. When someone is sent to a place

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Saint Augustine on Pentecost

I. The Coming of the Holy Ghost with the Gift of Tongues foretells the Unity of the Church throughout all peoples. This is a solemn day for us, because of the Coming of the Holy Ghost; the fiftieth day from

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Saint Augustine on Pentecost

  This is a solemn day for us, because of the Coming of the Holy Ghost on the fiftieth day from the Lord’s Resurrection. What is the meaning of the Coming of the Holy Ghost?  What did it accomplish?  How

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Pope Benedict on Pentecost

Homily given by Pope Benedict on Pentecost Sunday on May 15, 2005: Dear Brothers in the Episcopate and in the Priesthood, Dear Ordinandi, Dear Brothers and Sisters, The First Reading and the Gospel of Pentecost Sunday offer us two great

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