magi, Simeon andAnna, the bride and groom at Cana, and the first
At the end of this mission of the Spirit, Mary became the
Woman, the new Eve (“mother of the living”), the mother of the
As such, she was present with the Twelve, who
“with one accord devoted themselves to prayer,”
at the dawn of
the “end time” which the Spirit was to inaugurate on the morning
of Pentecost with the manifestation of the Church.
The entire mission of the Son and the Holy Spirit, in the
fullness of time, is contained in this: that the Son is the one anointed
by the Father’s Spirit since his Incarnation—Jesus is the Christ, the
Everything in the second chapter of the Creed is to be read
in this light. Christ’s whole work is in fact a joint mission of the Son
and the Holy Spirit. Here, we shall mention only what has to do
with Jesus’ promise of the Holy Spirit and the gift of him by the
Jesus does not reveal the Holy Spirit fully, until he himself
has been glorified through his Death and Resurrection. Neverthe-
less, little by little he alludes to him even in his teaching of the
multitudes, as when he reveals that his own flesh will be food for
the life of the world.
He also alludes to the Spirit in speaking to
to the Samaritan woman,
and to those who take
part in the feast of Tabernacles.
To his disciples he speaks openly
of the Spirit in connection with prayer
and with the witness they
will have to bear.
Only when the hour has arrived for his glorification does
the coming of the Holy Spirit, since his Death and
Resurrection will fulfill the promise made to the fathers.
Spirit of truth, the other Paraclete, will be given by the Father in
answer to Jesus’ prayer; he will be sent by the Father in Jesus’ name;
6:27, 51, 62-63.
4:10, 14, 23-24.
14:16-17, 26; 15:26; 16:7-15; 17:26.