Dominum et Vivificantem, The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the. World, May 18, Encyclical on the Holy Spirit. A divine Person, he is at the. Dominum et Vivificantem. Encyclical of Pope John Paul II “Lord and Giver of Life,” 18 May From section In his intimate life, God “is love,” the essential. Encyclical Letter on the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World Pope Of the sixty-seven multi-paragraph articles in Dominum et Vivificantem, ten.

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The Risen Christ says to the Apostles: The Redemption accomplished by the Son in the dimensions of the earthly history of humanity- accomplished in his “departure” through the Cross and Resurrection-is at the same time, in its entire salvific power, transmitted to the Holy Spirit: It is the Council that says to us: And yet it occurs by the power of the Holy Spirit, who makes it possible for Christ, who has gone away, to come now and for ever in a new way.

Hence a process of thought and historico-sociological practice in which the rejection of God has reached the point of declaring his “death. In all this it is the Holy Spirit who gives life. Reason for the Jubilee of the Year The mystery of the resurrection and of Pentecost is proclaimed and lived by the Church, which has inherited and which carries on the witness of the Apostles about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Dominum et Vivificantem

It is the Council that says to us: The terms or poles of contrast are, on man’s part, his limitation and sinfulness, which are essential elements of his psychological and ethical reality; and on God’s part, the mystery of the gift, that unceasing self-giving of divine life in the Holy Spirit.

For the Spirit encckica given to the Church in order that through his power the whole community of the People of God, however widely scattered and diverse, may persevere in hope: We find ourselves on the threshold of the Paschal events.


For it is a “convincing” that has as its purpose not domlnum the accusation of the world and still less its condemnation. The breath of the divine life, the Holy Spirit, in its simplest and most common manner, expresses itself and makes itself felt in prayer. At the same time it has a pneumatological aspect, since the mystery of the Incarnation was accomplished “by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Paul in the Letter to the Romans, when he writes: From God, in the unity of the Father with the Son, the economy of salvation is born, the economy which fills the history of man with the gifts of the Redemption. They mark out the area of that mysterium pietatis that in human history is opposed to sin, to the mystery of iniquity. Certainly not to the degree of the sin of a pure spirit, to the degree of the sin of Satan. In the Old Covenant, anointing had become the external symbol of the gift of the Spirit.

All About Mary

At this level the Spirit grafts the “root of immortality,” from which the new life springs. The convincing concerning sin, through the ministry of the apostolic kerygma in the early Church, is referred-under the impulse of the Spirit poured out at Pentecost-to the redemptive power of Christ crucified and risen. This is what we are told by St.

As the Council writes, “the Spirit dwells in the Church and in the hearts of the faithful as in a temple cf.

Sin, shown in this relationship, is recognized in the entire dimension of evil proper to it, through the “mysterium iniquitatis” which is hidden within it. Thus one can understand the profound reason why the Church, united with the Virgin Mother, prays unceasingly as the Bride to her divine Spouse, as the words of the Book of Revelation, quoted by the Council, attest: In the light of this conviction one grasps more vivifcantem the great importance of all the initiatives aimed at implementing the Second Vatican Council, its teaching and its pastoral and ecumenical encclicx.


Jesus Christ will make reference to this prediction contained in the words of Isaiah at the beginning of his messianic activity.

The text of DV moves in three main parts: Brief History Of the sixty-seven vivifixantem articles in Dominum et Vivificantemten contain references to Mary. These are words which the Church receives from the very source of her faith, Jesus Christ.

Together with the Spirit, Christ Jesus is present and acting.

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The Church professes her faith in the Holy Spirit as “the Lord, the giver of life. Viivficantem mission of the Son, in a certain sense, finds its “fulfillment” in enccliva Redemption. The “first-born of all creation,” becoming incarnate in the individual humanity of Christ, unites himself in some way with the entire reality of man, which is also “flesh” -and in this reality with all “flesh,” with the whole of creation.

The Apostles’ Creed says: And in all this wonderful dynamism of conversion-forgiveness there is confirmed the truth of what St. In the course of the last hundred years this has been done several times: All of this happens in a sacramental way, through the power of the Holy Spirit, who, “drawing from the wealth of Christ’s Redemption,” constantly gives life.

It is precisely this Spirit of truth whom Jesus calls ehcclica Paraclete-and parakletos means “counselor,” and also “intercessor,” or “advocate.