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Sober Intoxication of the Spirit: Filled With the Fullness of God By Raniero Cantalamessa Marsha Daigle-Williamson,

  • Title: Sober Intoxication of the Spirit: Filled With the Fullness of God
  • Author: Raniero Cantalamessa Marsha Daigle-Williamson
  • ISBN: 9780867167139
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback
  • These are not drunk, as you suppose Acts 2 15 Peter preaching to the crowd after the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost We tend to overlook Peter s opening words to the crowd that first Pentecost morning, to our own peril His denial of drunkenness in the wake of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit should stop us in our tracks What was going on here How did the aThese are not drunk, as you suppose Acts 2 15 Peter preaching to the crowd after the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost We tend to overlook Peter s opening words to the crowd that first Pentecost morning, to our own peril His denial of drunkenness in the wake of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit should stop us in our tracks What was going on here How did the apostles experience the Holy Spirit What was he teaching them How was he empowering them What does this scene in the streets of Jerusalem mean for us today Father Raniero Cantalamessa offers pastoral advice and leads the reader through passages of Scripture and the Fathers of the Church to remind us of the incalculable power of the Spirit available to us This spiritual intoxication is an infilling through the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, and the action of God that purifies us of sin, renews the heart and enlightens the mind As St Augustine said of the Spirit, He found you empty and he filled you I like this kind of intoxication The Spirit of God is both drink and light.
    Sober Intoxication of the Spirit Filled With the Fullness of God These are not drunk as you suppose Acts Peter preaching to the crowd after the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost We tend to overlook Peter s opening words to the crowd that first Pentecost

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    1. On my birthday last month I attended a Life in the Spirit Seminar where I was Baptized in the Spirit At this seminar they quoted extensively from the writings of Father Raniero Cantalamessa, a Franciscan Capuchin Catholic Priest, Doctor of Divinity Fribourg 1962 and Doctor of Classical Literature Milan 1966 He was also a Member of the International Theological Commission 1975 1981 and for 12 years a member of the Catholic Delegation for the dialogue with the Pentecostal Churches Then he resigned [...]

    2. NOTE This review comes from someone with a traditional leaning of the understanding and practice of the Catholic Faith I am not what people would call a charismatic Catholic in the strictest sense, as in someone who joins the Catholic Charismatic movement , nor I identify myself as such I do, however, like to hope that I am charismatic in the wider sense, that is, that the Holy Spirit is working in me by virtue of my baptism and confirmation, and by the grace of God.Why do I think the above note [...]

    3. A wide ranging, but not particularly thorough, introduction to Charismatic Catholicism Those who benefit from a devotionally oriented style of writing will certainly benefit from this book than I, and I would also commend it to my Catholic friends unfamiliar with the Charismatic movement.

    4. A collection of homilies by the preacher to the Papal Housefhold for the last 35 years There is a focus on charismatic themes in this book s collection The sober intoxication is a reference to a passage where witnesses are told that men aren t drunk in the morning but drunk on the Holy Spirit a sober intoxication Altogether you are meant to be inspired to accept the Holy Spirit in your life and also to better understand charisms especially their role in the life of the Church These gifts are not [...]

    5. The last chapter in the book was a meditation, called We Were All Made to Drink of the One Spirit delivered to Pope John Paul II s Pontifical Household and the Roman Curia Amazingwalked away with a fuller, deeper understanding of the Holy Spirit, the Charismatic Renewal in relation to the Old Testament, Church Fathers, and Sacraments Fr Contalamessa begins and concludes with St Ambrose Laeti bibamus sobriam profusionem Spiritus, Let us drink the sober intoxication of the Spirit with joy Amen

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