The Year of Saint Paul
Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
The way of faith
- The church is the Temple of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the soul, as it were, of the Mystical Body, the source of its life, of its unity in diversity, and of the riches of its gifts and charisms. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 809)
- The fruit of baptism, or baptismal grace, is a rich reality that includes forgiveness of original sin and all personal sins, birth into the new life by which we becomes adoptive children of the Father, a member of Christ and a temple of the Holy Spirit. By this very fact the person baptized is incorporated into the church, the Body of Christ, and made a sharer in the priesthood of Christ. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1279)
- The Holy Spirit, whom Christ the head pours out on his members, builds, animates, and sanctifies the church. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 747)
To see how you might use one of these three points in your catechesis, see “How to lead a 90-minute catechetical session.”
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