Diffrence between the Soul and Spirit


I would really like to know what the diffrence between the soul and spirit, because to me, they share the same characteristics, but they are diffrent.


I always thought they were the same thing.


CCC 367 Sometimes the soul is distinguished from the spirit: St. Paul for instance prays that God may sanctify his people “wholly”, with “spirit and soul and body” kept sound and blameless at the Lord’s coming. The Church teaches that this distinction does not introduce a duality into the soul. “Spirit” signifies that from creation man is ordered to a supernatural end and that his soul can gratuitously be raised beyond all it deserves to communion with God.


Spirit is a non-material being.
Soul is the animating principle of a living being.

For human beings, our soul is spiritual (i.e. non-material) in nature.

It’s like saying how is an apple different from a fruit.
The apple is a type of fruit. The human soul is spirit.


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