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[12} Fruits of the Holy Spirit [Catholic Caucus]
SecondExodus.com ^ | 05-26-12 | Latin VulgateBible

Posted on 05/26/2012 9:43:21 AM PDT by Salvation

Fruits of the Holy Spirit

They are supernatural works that manifest the presence of the Holy Spirit. Identifiable effects of the Holy Spirit.

The one who performs these supernatural works recognizes God’s spiritual presence in the happiness he experiences by doing them.

Others around him sense God’s spiritual presence by witnessing these good works.

The Church takes its official list of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit from the Latin Vulgate Bible. In the Douay-Rheims translation: Gal 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity.”

Charity

Joy

Peace

Patience

Benignity

Goodness

Longanimity

Mildness

Faith

Modesty

Continence

Chastity



TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: bible; catholic

For more on this, see the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia article on the Holy Ghost, section VII, “Fruits of the Holy Ghost.”


1 posted on 05/26/2012 9:43:31 AM PDT by Salvation
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Charity

 

Charity is our love for God above all things for His own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God. Jesus told His apostles, Jn 13:34 “Love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” St. Paul told us, 1 Cor 13:13 “Faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” Charity is a gift to us from God, wrapped in sanctifying grace. Charity, like hope, resides in the will.

Charity is one of the three theological virtues. The others are faith and hope.

Charity is also one of the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit.


2 posted on 05/26/2012 9:45:07 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Joy

The sense aroused in higher faculties of the soul by the expectation or possession of some good.

Holy angels and virtuous human persons experience joy; its source is the rational will.

Joy differs from pleasure, which may affect the human spirit but originates in body sensation.

The virtue of joy is one of the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit.


3 posted on 05/26/2012 9:46:40 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Peace

Peace is more than the absence of conflict. It is the tranquility of good order, the serenity that accompanies the agreement of human wills.

Every well ordered society, whether marriage, parish, municipality or nation, is based on peace.

The virtue of peace is one of the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit.


4 posted on 05/26/2012 9:48:07 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Patience

Patience enables us to endure hardship caused by another person in conformity with God’s will, without sadness or resentment.

There are three grades of patience:

The lowest is: bearing difficulties without interior complaint.

The middle is: use of hardship to make progress in virtue.

The highest is: to desire the cross and afflictions for Christ’s love, to have something to offer up, and to accept them with spiritual joy.

Patience is a form of the moral virtue of fortitude.

The virtue of patience is one of the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit.


5 posted on 05/26/2012 9:49:26 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Benignity

Benignity is the virtue of kindness. The quality of understanding sympathy and concern for persons in need.

It is shown in affable speech, generous conduct, and forgiveness for injuries sustained.

The virtue of benignity is one of the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit.


6 posted on 05/26/2012 9:51:12 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Goodness

Goodness is consistent with God’s nature or will for us. Or, whatever is suitable and befitting.

The virtue of goodness is one of the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit.


7 posted on 05/26/2012 9:52:45 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Longanimity

Extraordinary patience under provocation or trial. Also called long suffering.

Longanimity includes forbearance, restraint in demanding justice.

The virtue of longanimity is one of the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit.


8 posted on 05/26/2012 9:54:30 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Mildness

Mildness is gentle disposition and behavior. A perfection of love which tempers justice by avoiding unnecessary actions that might provoke anger or resentment.

The virtue of mildness is one of the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit.


9 posted on 05/26/2012 9:55:56 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Faith

 

Faith is Heb 11:1 “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen,” our firm belief in God and all that He has revealed to us through Holy Mother Church. 1 Thes 2:13 “When you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God.”

Faith resides in our intellect; we believe because God is all-knowing (cannot be deceived) and all-good (cannot deceive), so what He tells us is infallibly true. Our faith must be constant; the apostle Thomas gave Jesus three years of faithful service, but we remember him for his one moment of doubt.

Our faith must be complete. We completely submit our intellect and will to God. Our faith therefore illuminates our daily life. Our fallen race inherits from its first parents a propensity to sin, but our constant objective must be to live as Holy Mother Church teaches. We seek to live by the theological and cardinal virtues. We consciously avoid the seven capital sins. We go to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass every day if possible, or every Sunday at minimum. We go to Confession every week if possible, or every month at minimum. We do all this because we have faith that the Catholic Church has Christ’s authority to teach us how to prepare for heaven.

Our faith is a free assent to the whole truth that God has revealed. We have faith only if we believe in Christ’s entire public revelation. The Catholic faith is faith that Christ instituted a divine institution, a Church blessed with authority to infallibly teach His public revelation. If we accept only doctrines consistent with our own experience we are not accepting them on faith but rather on human analysis.

We begin our profession of faith, “I believe” or “We believe” when proclaiming the Apostles’ Creed or the Nicene Creed.

Faith is one of the three theological virtues. The others are: hope and charity.

The virtue of faith is also one of the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit.

For a discussion of faith in the context of “faith and works” see justification.

Vatican documents on Faith, Revelation and the Bible.


10 posted on 05/26/2012 9:57:23 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Modesty

 

Modesty is the virtue that moderates our presentation to others. Modesty in behavior directs us to observe proper decorum. Modesty in appearance inclines us to avoid whatever is offensive to others and even whatever is not necessary.

Modesty is grounded in humility, which reminds us of our true worth before God. Modesty also helps us practice the capital virtue of chastity as well as the virtue of purity.

The virtue of modesty is one of the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit.


11 posted on 05/26/2012 9:59:31 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Continence

The virtue by which we control unruly sexual passions. It generally refers to chastity by the unmarried. Within marriage, it refers to abstinence from the marital act, whether voluntarily agreed or forced by circumstances.

Continence is related to the virtue of temperance.

The virtue of continence is one of the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit.


12 posted on 05/26/2012 10:01:22 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Chastity

 

Chastity moderates desire for sexual pleasure, the body’s most imperious passion, according to principles of faith and right reason.

Chastity opposes acts or thoughts that are inconsistent with Church teaching about the use of our reproductive powers to prevent defilement of the soul.

Jesus said, Mk 7:21 “From within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man.” St. Paul added, 1 Cor 3:16 “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and that temple you are.”

The practice of chastity is control of our thoughts and discipline of our senses, especially the eyes. It is greatly assisted by modesty and purity.

Chastity is one of the seven capital virtues. The others are humility, liberality, brotherly love, meekness, temperance, and diligence. They are called capital because all the virtues we strive to practice are said to flow from these seven capital virtues. Chastity is opposed to the capital sin of lust.

The virtue of chastity is also one of the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit.


13 posted on 05/26/2012 10:03:12 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; marshmallow; ...

Your Catholic Bible may only have nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit — little did we know there were more fruits of the Holy Spirit for us so that we can live a more holy life.

Catholic Ping!


14 posted on 05/26/2012 10:10:25 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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The Fruits of the Holy Spirit

The Fruits of the Holy Spirit

As we approach the end of the Easter season, we start preparing for Pentecost as a Church. Consequently, the readings for the last few weeks of Easter begin to address the fundamental role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the individual Christian as well as the life of the Church as an institution. Today is the sixth Sunday of the Easter season; consequently, we find several significant references to the Holy Spirit among our three readings.

Pentecost was marked by an abundant release of the gift of the Holy Spirit. The first major consequence of this outpouring is that it initiates a radically new relationship between the individual and God. God’s love for us is so real and personal that He desires to come and dwell within us. Jesus refers to this great mystery in our Gospel today. Our Lord says to His disciples, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.” The divine indwelling is made possible by the Holy Spirit which is poured into our hearts through faith. We are made temples of the Holy Spirit at our baptism when we are anointed with the Holy Chrism and filled with the Holy Spirit. Love desires intimacy and God’s love for us leads Him to choose to make a home for Himself in the hearts of His children.

A second major consequence of the coming of the Holy Spirit is the transformation of our lives. Knowing and experiencing that God is near, we are greatly strengthened and filled with His peace, even in the face of life’s many challenges. Immediately after speaking of the coming of the Holy Spirit in Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you . … Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” The lives of the saints bear witness to a marvelous strength that enabled them to endure enormous crosses and face tremendous persecutions with unexplainable peace and courage. St. Clare’s ability to stand strong in the face of a band of Saracens at the door of the monastery comes to mind as an example of peace and courage in the face of great physical danger.

A third major consequence of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is guaranteed guidance. Christ’s teaching was a critical part of His saving work. “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus established the Church for a variety of reasons, one of which was to preserve, protect, and defend the truths necessary for our salvation as well as apply them to new cultures and future realities down through the ages, like advances in science and medicine. The Church needs clear guidance for this part of Her mission. The Holy Spirit, poured out upon the Church, is the guarantee of that guidance. Jesus refers to this role of the Spirit when He says to His disciples: “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.”

This promise of God’s guidance to the Church is a tremendous grace for the Christian. It only makes sense that God would have a plan for preserving and handing on the great deposit of truth that He bestowed upon the world when He sent His only begotten Son among us. It is a comfort to know that the Church was given the grace of the Holy Spirit to teach infallibly on matters of faith and morals for all of history. So many of the saints have given up their lives and countless others have endured persecution because they were willing to stand up for the true faith. St. Athanasius is one example that comes to mind. He spent great time and energy in the fourth century as a bishop defending the divinity of Christ against the growing heresy of Arius. He refused to tolerate the supporters of this heresy and spent seventeen of his forty-six years in the episcopate in exile.

As we approach the end of this beautiful Easter season, it is fitting to ponder anew the many graces and fruits of the Holy Spirit. We do so in order to deepen our faith in this vital gift that was the culmination of Jesus saving work. We do so also to stir into flame the fire of the Holy Spirit that has been given to each of us in baptism (and confirmation), that is renewed every time we receive holy Communion, and that sends us into the world to be living witnesses of the Risen Lord.


15 posted on 05/26/2012 10:13:14 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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It behooves us all as Catholics to take an inventory of our lives and see whether we have all of these fruits manifest in our thoughts and in our words, in what we do and what we fail to do. Where the fruits are absent, by our actions, so too is the Holy Spirit absent.

God Bless.

16 posted on 05/26/2012 10:25:02 AM PDT by Natural Law (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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**Where the fruits are absent, by our actions, so too is the Holy Spirit absent.**

So then, we are not acting as Christ would have us act.

It is very important that these Fruits of the Holy Spirit actually describe the way we should live.


17 posted on 05/26/2012 10:29:56 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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18 posted on 05/26/2012 10:33:01 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Benignity -- huh? This is new. Just means being nice.
Longanimity -- patience
Mildness -- huh? Why mildness? I can't think of too many people LESS mild that Sts Peter and Paul.
Modesty - Chastity -- I thought these were much the same.
Continence -- 1. Self-restraint; moderation. 2. Voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge. 3. Partial or complete abstention from sexual ...

These extra "virtues" are, in my opinion, superfluous.

19 posted on 05/26/2012 11:11:07 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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Patience looks so very difficult to achieve at a high level.


20 posted on 05/26/2012 11:31:43 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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**These extra “virtues” are, in my opinion, superfluous.**

I don’t think you are really saying that you want
to live a life with bouts of anger rather than long-suffering patience,
or being tactless and rude rather than mild and gentle,
or being immodest and wearing a see-through blouse to church with no slip or camisole underneath,
or having ‘outside of marriage’ affairs rather than having a marriage founded in chastity to one another,
or running around in worldly circles and sexual parties rather than having self-control or continence.

You really can’t use secular definitions with spiritual Gifts and Fruits.

So do you want to live your life secularly or spiritually?

This was from the Douay=Rheims which came from the Latin Vulglare.

You may want to read the Jerusalem also — fornication is mentioned there as being opposite of chastity/self-control.


21 posted on 05/26/2012 11:57:09 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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You may be more familiar with the 'corrupted' version of Galations from the New American Bible. Unfortunately for us, the bishops either thought we could not understand those words or didn't want us to know that sins of immodesty and unchastity or a lack of faith were not using the Fruits of the Holy Spirit.....Sigh......when will we get a better translation?

You can easily see that the NAB lists only nine of the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit, leaving out Faith, Chastity and Modesty.

Gal 5:16-25
Brothers and sisters, live by the Spirit
and you will certainly not gratify the desire of the flesh.
For the flesh has desires against the Spirit,
and the Spirit against the flesh;
these are opposed to each other,
so that you may not do what you want.
But if you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Now the works of the flesh are obvious:
immorality, impurity, lust, idolatry,
sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy,
outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness,
dissensions, factions, occasions of envy,
drinking bouts, orgies, and the like.
I warn you, as I warned you before,
that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, generosity,
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Against such there is no law.
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their flesh
with its passions and desires.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit.

22 posted on 05/26/2012 12:09:55 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: cloudmountain
You may be more familiar with the 'corrupted' version of Galations from the New American Bible. Unfortunately for us, the bishops either thought we could not understand those words or didn't want us to know that sins of immodesty and unchastity or a lack of faith were not using the Fruits of the Holy Spirit.....Sigh......when will we get a better translation?

You can easily see that the NAB lists only nine of the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit, leaving out Faith, Chastity and Modesty.

Gal 5:16-25
Brothers and sisters, live by the Spirit
and you will certainly not gratify the desire of the flesh.
For the flesh has desires against the Spirit,
and the Spirit against the flesh;
these are opposed to each other,
so that you may not do what you want.
But if you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Now the works of the flesh are obvious:
immorality, impurity, lust, idolatry,
sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy,
outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness,
dissensions, factions, occasions of envy,
drinking bouts, orgies, and the like.
I warn you, as I warned you before,
that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, generosity,
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Against such there is no law.
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their flesh
with its passions and desires.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit.

23 posted on 05/26/2012 12:10:48 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Bigg Red

Very difficult for me too.


24 posted on 05/26/2012 12:11:57 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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The Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Charity - Joy - Peace - Patience - Kindness - Goodness
Generosity - Gentleness - Faithfulness - Modesty - Self-control - Chastity

The Catechism tells us that "the fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory" (§1832)


25 posted on 05/27/2012 8:33:36 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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