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Clumsy Theosis - What is *Baptism of the Spirit*?

June 6, 2020

“Baptism of the Spirit” is a term many Catholics have heard. But one that leaves a lot of question marks. What’s the difference between the sacrament of baptism and baptism of the Spirit? Is baptism of the Spirit in the bible? I didn’t hear about baptism of the Spirit when I was younger—is this something new in Catholicism? Listen as Richaél Lucero answers all of these questions and more.

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—Resources referenced:The Wild Goose series-To learn more about the baptism of the Spirit and the spiritual/charismatic gifts.

—Quotes referenced:”Let us rediscover, dear brothers and sisters, the beauty of being baptized in the Holy Spirit; let us recover awareness of our Baptism and our Confirmation, ever timely sources of grace.”-Pope Benedict XVI

—Scriptures referenced:
-“I baptize with water, but the Lord will baptize in the Holy Spirit and fire” Some variation of this verse is in the following Gospels (Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; John 1:33).

-1 Cor. 12 is the largest list of charismatic gifts. However, there are other mentions of the additional gifts in other letters in scripture.

—Episodes referenced (St. Augustine links the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit with the Beatitudes/Kingdom of Heaven):
-7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of Heaven (Part 1 of 2)…ven-part-1-of-2/
-7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of Heaven (Part 2 of 2)…ven-part-2-of-2/

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