This weekend Catholics will celebrate the feast of Pentecost, recalling the grace-filled gifts of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Christian Church. This package of resources from our partner Catholic News Service show the Spirit as active in our lives when we need his comfort and his gift of the divine power to forgive.

Forgiveness, the Holy Spirit’s gift to be given to others
Made in the image of God, we have a divine capacity for forgiveness, writes Mary Marracco. Unforgiveness is unhealthy, but we can be re-created by receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit and gifting forgiveness to others.

‘Come, Holy Spirit’
One of the more striking medieval texts in the Roman Missal, “Veni Sancte Spiritus,” is a poem that reminds writer Shemaiah Gonzalez to call on the Spirit and he will be near in our time of need.