“The Church: Temple of the Spirit”

Monthly Prayer Leaflet for the Rosary Teams

Our theme for the year:
“You are the Temple of the Holy Spirit”

September: It is the occasion to welcome our theme for the year.

Remember, we wanted to honour the magnificent presentation of the Church by the Council Vatican II: The Church is the people of God (“I saw a huge crowd”, “The Body of Christ”, this year just ended “You are the Body of Christ” and now “The Temple of the Spirit”). For the first time in its history, the Church understands at last who she is in the light of the God-Love: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

And we are indeed the baptized people, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Baptism makes us enter in this “Body of Christ” that is the Church; this Church altogether moved by the Holy Spirit.

The Church springs from Pentecost and the Spirit of the Risen Christ accompanies us every step until the end of time.

Isn’t it that Holy Spirit who comes to pray in us the Our Father that Christ gave us?

Isn’t it him this powerful wind which gathers Christians into a huge crowd?

What a joy it is to attest through the witness of our lives that “God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us” (Roman 5,5)

We recognize Him: The Holy Spirit is the great forgotten for long centuries because he is invisible, un-graspable, astonishing and innovator.

He ceaselessly makes the Church young, without upheaval just like at the Council Vatican II where the Church understood itself in the light of the Holy Trinity!

Let us not be afraid, let us open wide our hearts and the doors of our churches and of our homes to welcome the joy of the Holy Spirit!

Fr. Gilles DANROC o.p.
International Chaplain of the Rosary Teams

Editorial of October 2012

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