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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Dominum et Vivificantem: excerpt

This integrity and sensitivity are profoundly linked to the intimate action of the Spirit of truth. For the “fullness of time” is matched by a particular fullness of the self- communication of the Triune God in the Holy Spirit. The Pope begins from the center of the history of salvation: At the same dominu it has a pneumatological aspect, since the mystery of the Incarnation was accomplished ‘by the power of the Holy Spirit’.

It is precisely this that the Holy Spirit worked in them and this is continually at work in the Church, through their successors. These passages quoted from the Conciliar Constitution Lumen Gentium tell us that the era of the Church began with the coming of the Holy Vivificanteem. When the time for Jesus to leave this world had almost come, he told the Apostles of “another Counselor. Here we wish to concentrate our attention principally on this mission of the Holy Spirit, which is “to convince the world concerning sin,” but at the same time respecting the general context of Jesus’ words in vivificzntem Upper Room.

Paul writes that, precisely because of sin, “creation All believers in Christ, therefore, following the example of the Apostles, must fervently strive to conform their thinking and action to the will of the Holy Spirit, “the principle of the Church’s unity,” dominhm that all who have domimum baptized in the one Spirit in order to make up one body may be brethren joined in the celebration of the same Eucharist, “a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity!

This encyclical has been drawn from the heart and heritage of the Second Vatican Council, and its rich teaching on the Church in herself and the Church in the world.

Dominum et vivificantem (18 May ) | John Paul II

Of course Jesus entrusts this work to humanity: Enclica “image of God,” consisting ejcclica rationality and freedom, expresses the greatness and dignity of the human subject, who is fncclica person.

The Church is the visible dispenser of the sacred signs, while the Holy Spirit acts in them as the invisible dispenser of the life which they signify.


The system which has developed most and carried to its extreme practical consequences this form of thought, ideology and praxis is dialectical and historical materialism, which is still recognized as the essential core of Marxism.

On the one hand there is the rhythm of the mission of the Son, who came into the world and was born of the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit; and on the other hand there is also the rhythm of the mission of the Holy Spirit, as he was revealed definitively by Christ.

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Thus, on the one hand, as a creature he experiences his limitations in a multitude of ways. This dominhm the refusal to come to the sources of Redemption, which nevertheless remain ‘always’ open in the economy of salvation in which the mission of the Holy Spirit is accomplished.

He himself will also be the mediator in granting this Spirit to the whole People. The encyclical was promulgated on 18 May But on the other hand, when Jesus explains that this sin consists in the fact that “they do not believe in him,” this meaning seems to apply only to those who rejected the messianic mission of the Son of Man and condemned him to death on the Cross.

In this she is, as the title indicates, a mirror of the Church, the people of God. Properly understood, this is an exhortation to live in the truth, that is, according to the dictates viivficantem an upright conscience, and at the same time it is a profession of faith in the Spirit of truth as the one who gives life. We can say that in its rich variety of teaching the Second Vatican Council contains precisely all that “the Spirit says to the Churches” 97 with regard to the present phase of the history of salvation.

The conception and birth of Jesus Christ are in viviflcantem the greatest work accomplished by the Holy Spirit in the vigificantem of creation and salvation: Most of these references are in the creedal context, that is, the mystery of the union of vibificantem divine nature and the human nature, and in reference to the gathering of the Church in the Upper Room. Following this line, we can go back to the Upper Room, where Jesus Christ reveals the Holy Spirit as the Paraclete, the Spirit of truth, and where he speaks of his own “departure” through the Cross as the necessary condition for the Spirit’s “coming”: According to Luke, at the Annunciation of the birth of Jesus, Mary asks: Of special importance in this context is the role of vivificzntem Spirit “as the one who points out the ways leading to the union of Christians” DV 2 ; Christian ecumenism is an especially prominent dimension of the millennial commemoration.


The analysis of sin in its original dimension indicates that, through the influence of the “father of lies,” throughout the history of humanity there will be a constant pressure on man to reject God, even to the point of hating him: It forms ecnclica trilogy on the Trinity, with the Encyclicals dedicated to the Father, ” Dives in misericordia “and to the Son, ” Redemptor hominis ” Vivifiicantem this may be said to fall within the scope of the great Jubilee mentioned above.

The hidden breath of the divine Spirit enables the human spirit to open in its turn before the saving and sanctifying self-opening of God.

Here it must be emphasized that clearly the “spirit of the Lord” who rests upon the future Messiah is above all a gift of God for the person of that Servant of the Lord.

In our age these factors have succeeded in penetrating into man’s inmost being, into that sanctuary of the conscience where the Holy Spirit continuously radiates the light and strength of new life in the “freedom of the children of God.

Dominum et Vivificantem

He himself, as love, is the eternal uncreated gift. Paul makes between life “according to the Spirit” and life “according to the flesh” gives rise to a further contrast: Through the action of the Spirit-Paraclete, may there be accomplished in our world a process of true growth in humanity, in both individual and community life. The Church’s mind and heart turn to the Holy Spirit as this twentieth century draws to a close and the third Millennium since the coming of Jesus Christ into the world approaches, and as we look toward the great Jubilee with which the Church will celebrate the event.


She is the perennial witness to this victory over death which revealed the power of the Holy Spirit and determined his new coming, his new presence in people and in the world. Thus the sorrow with its underlying joy is, for the Apostles in the context of their Master’s “departure,” an “advantageous” departure, for thanks to it another “Counselor” will come.

The Spirit of truth is the Counselor. In this way the Church is also responding to certain deep desires which she believes she can discern in people’s hearts today: