After recalling the doxology of St. DV is closely linked and makes frequent reference to the Second Vatican Council : "The Encyclical has been drawn from the heart of the heritage of the Council. For the Conciliar texts, thanks to their teaching on the Church in herself and the Church in the world, move us to penetrate ever deeper into the Trinitarian mystery of God himself … to the Father, through Christ, in the Holy Spirit" DV 2. Again, as with the previous, the impending approach of the third Christian millennium forms a crucial horizon within which the present reflection on the Holy Spirit takes place. Of special importance in this context is the role of the Spirit "as the one who points out the ways leading to the union of Christians" DV 2 ; Christian ecumenism is an especially prominent dimension of the millennial commemoration.

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Click here for updates on campus operations and click here for updates on UD's journey to a safe return to campus in the fall. Of the sixty-seven multi-paragraph articles in Dominum et Vivificantem , ten contain references to Mary. The Marian doctrine generally repeats Lumen Gentium. Most of these references are in the creedal context, that is, the mystery of the union of the divine nature and the human nature, and in reference to the gathering of the Church in the Upper Room.

There are precious gems in Dominum et Vivificantem which can assist Marian teaching. For example:. The Virgin Mary, who "had conceived by the Holy Spirit," cf. Lk sensed [the interior availability which comes from faith] even more clearly, when she pondered in her heart the "mysteries" of the Messiah, with whom she was associated.

Lk , 51 DeV 16 Also regarding faith: Mary entered the history of the salvation of the world through the obedience of faith. And faith, in its deepest essence, is the openness of the human heart to the gift: to God's self-communication in the Holy Spirit. DeV While it is an historical fact that the Church came forth from the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost, in a certain sense one can say that she has never left it.

Spiritually the event of Pentecost does not belong only to the past: the Church is always in the Upper Room that she bears in her heart. The Church perseveres in prayer, like the Apostles together with Mary, the Mother of Christ, and with those who in Jerusalem were the first seed of the Christian community and who awaited in prayer the coming of the Holy Spirit.

Outline Introduction I. The Church perseveres in prayer with Mary. This union of the praying Church with the Mother of Christ has been part of the mystery of the Church from the beginning: we see her present in this mystery as she is present in the mystery of her Son. It is the Council that says to us: "The Blessed Virgin Rom , namely the faithful. In their birth and development she cooperates with a maternal love"; she is through "his singular graces and offices Imitating the Mother of The Lord, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, she preserves with virginal purity an integral faith, a firm hope, and a sincere charity.

Thus one can understand the profound reason why the Church, united with the Virgin Mother, prays unceasingly as the Bride to her divine Spouse, as the words of the Book of Revelation, quoted by the Council, attest: "The Spirit and the bride say to the Lord Jesus Christ: Come! For the Spirit is given to the Church in order that through his power the whole community of the People of God, however widely scattered and diverse, may persevere in hope: that hope in which "we have been saved.

The Holy Spirit, given to the Apostles as the Counselor, is the guardian and animator of this hope in the heart of the Church. In the time leading up to the third Millennium after Christ, while "the Spirit and the bride say to the Lord Jesus: Come! It is a prayer concerned with the salvific destinies toward which the Holy Spirit by his action opens hearts throughout the history of man on earth.

But at the same time this prayer is directed toward a precise moment of history which highlights the "fullness of time" marked by the year Jean Frisk and Danielle M. Peters, S. Most recently updated in Athletics Overview Dayton Flyers. Explore More News Calendar Libraries. Alphabetical List of Articles. All About Mary. Brief History Of the sixty-seven multi-paragraph articles in Dominum et Vivificantem , ten contain references to Mary.

DeV 51 While it is an historical fact that the Church came forth from the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost, in a certain sense one can say that she has never left it.

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Dominum et Vivificantem

The encyclical was promulgated on 18 May It is a theological examination of the role of the Holy Spirit as it pertains to the modern world and the church and the use of spiritual prayer to renew one's spiritual life. This extended meditation on the Holy Spirit completed the Pope's Trinitarian trilogy of encyclicals, which includes Redemptor Hominis and Dives in Misericordia. In , Pope John Paul II was already anticipating the new millennium, with its new challenges, as well as the new graces the Holy Spirit would bestow upon the Church as she celebrated the Great Jubilee beginning the third millennium of Christianity.

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