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Poland: Episcopal Spokesman Cites Importance of Holy Spirit

‘The Holy Spirit remains a Great Stranger to many Christians’

“The Holy Spirit remains a Great Stranger to many Christians. And yet, in everything we do, we should ask for the advice of the Holy Spirit and in this way try to make friends with Him,” said Fr. Paveł Rytel-Andrianik, spokesman of the Polish Episcopate Conference, on the occasion of Pentecost Pentecost 50 days after the Lord’s Resurrection.

The Episcopal spokesman noted that the Holy Spirit is often overlooked in the prayers of the faithful, who are more inclined to summon the intercession of Our Lady and saints. “It is, of course, very good practice, but let us not forget that for the good, right and pious life, gifts of the Holy Spirit are necessary for which we should constantly ask: the gift of wisdom, understanding, skills, counsel, bravery, piety and fear of God. They allow us to follow the path to holiness and bear witness to Christian life,” emphasized the spokesman for the Episcopate.

Fr. Rytel-Andrianik reminded that St. Until the end of his life, John Paul II prayed to the Holy Spirit, which his father taught him. The Pope also devoted the whole encyclical to the Holy Spirit “Dominum et Vivificantem” from 1986

“Following the pattern of Saint. John Paul II and Pope Francis, who calls the Holy Spirit a teacher of life, let’s try to listen to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and use his advice every day, in the various situations we face, and with the various decisions we have to take. Why should we rely on our own intuition, which is often wrong when we have such a great Advisor .” said Fr. Rytel-Andrianik, spokesman of the Polish Episcopate Conference.

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