Come Holy Spirit Fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.
V. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created.
R. And you will renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray.
Lord by the light of your Holy Spirit you have taught the hearts of your faithful.
In that same spirit help us to relish what is right and always rejoice in his consolation.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are infused into the soul, along with Sanctifying Grace, and the Theological Virtues (Faith, Hope, Charity), at the moment of one’s Baptism. The Gifts are just another example—and reminder—of the Almighty’s overwhelming goodness to His needy children. *1 (Monsignor Charles M. Mangan @Catholic Online 2004)
From The Baltimore Catechism The red denotes synonyms found in other sources.
Q. 719. Which are the twelve fruits of the Holy Ghost?
From the CCC: 1832 The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them: "charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity."112
Back to the Baltimore Catechism:
A. The twelve fruits of the Holy Ghost are
- Charity (love)
- Benignity (kindness)
- CCC says - Generosity / BC says - Long-suffering (Patient endurance) (Love on trial. It enables you to forbear and forgive others Colossians 3:13)
- Mildness (gentle)
- Modesty (sister fruit is chastity)
- CCC says -Self Control BC says - Continency (self-restraint or abstinence) (self-control) (Temperance - I Corinthians 9:25) According New Advent: It is a form of the virtue of temperance. It requires self-sacrifice and control and finds fruitage in a greater measure of moral power. The words of Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:12) may be here appealed to. Moreover, the abstinence of which we speak is a condition of increased physical vigor and energy.
- Chastity (sister fruit is modesty)
A. Charity, joy, peace, etc., are called fruits of the Holy Ghost because they grow in our souls out of the seven gifts of the Holy Ghost.
Q. 699. Which are the 7 gifts of the Holy Ghost?
A. The gifts of the Holy Ghost are
- Counsel (Right Judgment)
- Fortitude (Courage)
- Piety (Reverence)
- Fear of the Lord (Awe and Wonder of the Lord)
Q. 700. Why do we receive the gift of Fear of the Lord?
A. We receive the gift of Fear of the Lord (Awe and Wonder of the Lord) to fill us with a dread of sin.
Q. 701. Why do we receive the gift of Piety?
A. We receive the gift of Piety (Reverence) to make us love God as a Father, and obey Him because we love Him.
Q. 702. Why do we receive the gift of Knowledge?
A. We receive the gift of Knowledge to enable us to discover the will of God in all things.
Q. 703. Why do we receive the gift of Fortitude?
A. We receive the gift of Fortitude (Courage) to strengthen us to do the will of God in all things.
Q. 704. Why do we receive the gift of Counsel?
A. We receive the gift of Counsel (Right Judgment) to warn us of the deceits of the devil, and of the dangers to salvation.
Q. 705. How is it clear that the devil could easily deceive us if the Holy Ghost did not aid us?
A. It is clear that the devil could easily deceive us if the Holy Ghost did not aid us, for just as our sins do not deprive us of our knowledge, so the devil's sin did not deprive him of the great intelligence and power which he possessed as an angel. Moreover, his experience in the world extends over all ages and places, while ours is confined to a few years and to a limited number of places.
Q. 706. Why do we receive the gift of Understanding?
A. We receive the gift of Understanding to enable us to know more clearly the mysteries of faith.
Q. 707. Why do we receive the gift of Wisdom?
A. We receive the gift of Wisdom to give us a relish for the things of God, and to direct our whole life and all our actions to His honor and glory.
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit - St Thomas Aquinas - by Fr. Peter John Cameron
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit - St. Thomas Aquinas - by Fr. Peter John Cameron PDF
(*1) Utter Magnificence - The Gifts of The Holy Spirit