2017.06.03 Pentecost Vigil

Streamed live on Jun 3, 2017
INTERNATIONAL SOUND Pope Francis takes part in the Pentecost Vigil organized by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.


Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

On His Resurrection evening, Jesus "breathed on" His disciples "and said: 'Receive the Holy Spirit' " (Jn 20:22). The breath of Jesus brought the Holy Spirit and peace where previously there had been turmoil and fear.

On the day of Pentecost, "suddenly from up in the sky there came a noise like a strong, driving wind which was heard all through the house where they were seated. Tongues as of fire appeared, which parted and came to rest on each of them. All were filled with the Holy Spirit. They began to express themselves in foreign tongues and make bold proclamation as the Spirit prompted them" (Acts 2:2-4).

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

June 05, 2017

Tens of thousands gathered in the Circus Maximus on the Vigil of Pentecost to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Catholic charismatic renewal.

The ecumenical gathering, at which Pope Francis was present, included testimonies, music, and sermons preached by Giovanni Traettino of the Gospel Church of Reconciliation and Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher to the papal household since 1980.

Earlier in the day, the Pope received Protestant leaders who were taking part in the vigil. The Pope said:

Let us walk together, let us help the poor together, charity together, education together. All together. And may theologians carry out their work and help us too. But we, always walking, never still, never still … and together.