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Pentecost Sunday

Gospel text (Jn 20,19-23): He breathed on them and said to them, «Receive the Holy Spirit». On the evening of that day, the first day after the Sabbath, the doors were locked where the disciples were, because of their fear of the Jews, but Jesus came and stood in their midst. He said to them, «Peace be with you»; then He showed them his hands and his side. The disciples kept looking at the Lord and were full of joy. Again Jesus said to them, «Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you». After saying this He breathed on them and said to them, «Receive the Holy Spirit; for those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained».

Illustration: Fr. Miguel Rodríguez Ugalde (Miroug)

Today we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. Who is He? Jesus Christ spoke much of the Spirit of Truth. Before ascending to Heaven He promised us that His Father and Himself would send Him to us for our comfort. The love between the Father and the Son is so great that from Them emanates an Infinite Love, just like another Divine Person.

—The Holy Spirit is a Person, divine as the Father and the Son. Speak to him: "God the Holy Spirit, I ask you for light to behave well and strength to be constant in good things”.

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