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Part One

IN BRIEF

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“Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his

Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’” (

Gal

4:6).

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From the beginning to the end of time, whenever God

sends his Son, he always sends his Spirit: their mission

is conjoined and inseparable.

744

In the fullness of time the Holy Spirit completes in

Mary all the preparations for Christ’s coming among

the People of God. By the action of the Holy Spirit in

her, the Father gives the world Emmanuel, “God-

with-us” (

Mt

1:23).

745

The Son of God was consecrated as Christ (Messiah)

by the anointing of the Holy Spirit at his Incarnation

(cf.

Ps

2:6-7).

746

By his Death and his Resurrection, Jesus is constituted

in glory as Lord and Christ (cf.

Acts

2:36). From his

fullness, he poured out the Holy Spirit on the apostles

and the Church.

747

The Holy Spirit, whom Christ the head pours out on

his members, builds, animates, and sanctifies the

Church. She is the sacrament of the Holy Trinity’s

communion with men.