Carmelite Conversations

Preparing to Receive the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

May 2, 2016

By studying the book of Acts, one may learn a great deal about the Holy Spirit. Of great importance to each person is the way to prepare to receive the Holy Spirit. The earlier verses from Acts give us lots of indicators on how the Apostles prepared and thus set the example for how we may prepare. This conversation covers a list of 9 simple steps to get ready for Pentecost.

Resources

Scripture Passages: Jn 14:26, Acts 1:8, Lk 12:12; Jn 14:16-17; Jn 16:13, Mt 4:5, Mt 5:35, Ps. 46:10, Is 40:31, Acts 1:6, Acts 1:13-14, Lk 11:9-10, 13; Lk 10:21, Acts 10:44-46, Jn 4:23-24, 1 Cor 10:31.

Books:

“The Sanctifier: The Classic Work on the Holy Spirit” (also known as “True Devotion to the Holy Spirit”) by Archbishop Luis Martinez, Translated by Sister M. Aquinas; St. Paul Editions.

“Holy Spirit Make Your Home in Me: Biblical Meditations on Receiving the Gift of the Spirit” by George T. Montague, S.M.; The Word Among Us Press.

“Hearts Aflame: the Holy Spirit at the Heart of Christian Life Today” by Alan Schreck; Servant Publications.

“Paraclete: the Spirit of Truth in the Church” by Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.; Servant Publications.

“Thoughts of Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified” by Rev. D. Buzy, S.C.J.; Carmel of Bethlehem.

“Divine Intimacy” by Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D.; Tan Books.