The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

With the return of Ordinary Time, it can feel like the Church is returning to business as usual.  But as many catechists will repeat around the world, “There’s nothing ordinary about ordinary time.”  It’s really a period of Mission in which the Church takes what she has received from the Advent-to-Pentecost season and brings it into the world.  Consequently, it’s appropriate to meditate on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, given at Pentecost, that launch us – as it were – into this long stretch of Ordinary Time.

Sunday Homily for Corpus Christi – Spirit’s Gift of Understanding