“Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his
Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’” (
From the beginning to the end of time, whenever God
sends his Son, he always sends his Spirit: their mission
is conjoined and inseparable.
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-
The Son of God was consecrated as Christ (Messiah)
by the anointing of the Holy Spirit at his Incarnation
By his Death and his Resurrection, Jesus is constituted
in glory as Lord and Christ (cf.
2:36). From his
fullness, he poured out the Holy Spirit on the apostles
and the Church.
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.