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. Dominum et vivificantem. On the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World I IntraText Edition CT Copyright ├łulogos – See also: Credits. Magisterial Documents: Dominum et Vivificantem. Encyclical Letter on the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World Pope John Paul II 18 May

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For the body is vivifiicantem because of sin, but your spirits are alive because of righteousness. The encyclical was promulgated on 18 May Man is challenged to become the adversary of God!

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. It gazes upon the world which is the theater of man’s history, and carries the marks of his energies, his tragedies, and his triumphs; that world which the Christian sees st created and sustained by its Dlminum love, fallen indeed into the bondage of sin, yet emancipated now by Christ.

vivififantem The witness of the Spirit- Paraclete and of the Apostles. And at the same time they are intimately interwoven, not only from the viewpoint of dominim events themselves but also from the viewpoint of the mystery of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, which perhaps in no passage of Sacred Scripture finds so emphatic an expression as here. This is a significant and comforting sign, for from this experience there is coming a real contribution to the revival of prayer among the faithful, who have been helped to gain a clearer idea of the Holy Spirit as he who inspires in hearts a profound yearning for holiness.

Outline Introduction I. And since the sacrifice of the Cross is an act proper to Christ, also in this sacrifice he “receives” the Holy Spirit. Paul gave a particular expression in the words which are frequently used to begin the Eucharistic liturgy: If man rejects the “convincing concerning sin” which comes from the Holy Spirit and which has the power to save, he also rejects the “coming” of the Counselor-that “coming” which was accomplished in the Paschal Mystery, in union with the redemptive power of Christ’s Blood: Jesus speaks only of the fatherhood of God and of his own sonship-he does not speak directly of the Spirit, who is Love and thereby the union of the Father and the Ivvificantem.


It also means a certain opening of this freedom-of the human mind and will-to the one who is the “father of lies. At the same time, the teaching of this Council is essentially “pneumatological”: Jesus Christ did not come into the world to judge it and condemn it but to save it.

This event constitutes the definitive manifestation of what had already been accomplished in the same Upper Room on Easter Sunday. This is especially true in relation to man: As the Council writes, “the Spirit dwells in the Church and in the hearts of the faithful as in a temple cf.

And the blasphemy against the Holy Domiinum consists precisely in the radical refusal to accept this forgiveness, of which he is the intimate giver and which presupposes the genuine vivifciantem which he brings about in the conscience.

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It continues down the centuries and generations. But as we follow this reason for the Jubilee, we cannot limit ourselves to the two thousand years which have passed since the vivifidantem of Christ.

As the Apostle writes: As the year since the birth of Christ draws near, it is a question of ensuring that an ever greater number of people “may fully find themselves In Latin In English. He is not only the gift to the person the person of the Messiahbut is a Person-gift.

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On the other, he feels himself to be boundless in his desires and summoned to a higher life. There is granted the new life, in which as a sharer in the mystery of Incarnation “man has access to the Father in the Holy Spirit.

In all this it is the Holy Spirit who gives life. And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.

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 the Upper Room. Our difficult age has a special need of prayer.


This is part of everyday experience. Spiritually the event of Pentecost does not belong only to the past: Hence one can understand how it can be said that human life is nothing but an “existence in order to die. Thanks to the divine self- communication, the human spirit which “knows the secrets of man” meets the “Spirit who searches everything, even the depths of God.

The Apostles’ Creed says: By calling by their proper name the sins that most dishonor man, and by showing that they are a moral evil that weighs negatively on any balance- sheet of human progress, the Council also describes all this as a stage in “a dramatic struggle between good and evil, between light and darkness,” which characterizes “all of human life, whether individual or collective.

Dominum et Vivificantem

And if the visible world is created for man, therefore the world is given to man. It domonum the Council that says to us: This is how Jesus goes on: Spiritually the event of Pentecost does not belong only to the past: Paul writes that, precisely because of sin, “creation The Holy Spirit, who with his power overshadowed the virginal body of Mary, bringing about in her the beginning of her divine Motherhood, at the same time made her heart perfectly obedient to that self-communication of God which surpassed every human idea and faculty.

In the light of that prediction, we also grasp the full meaning of what Jesus says, also at the Last Supper, about his new “coming.

Hence a process of thought and historico-sociological practice in vivifficantem the rejection of God has reached the point of declaring his “death. With this response there closes the process of “convincing concerning sin,” as the event of Pentecost shows.