Holy Spirit dealing with us

When one is in a state of grace, how exactly does the Holy Spirit deal with us? Does it only speak by conscious ? I don’t mean “consciousness” here. He is to lead and guide us into the truth the scriptures say. For the lay person what does that mean? How can we get a better relationship?

I hope that’s clear.

Bill

scborromeo.org/ccc/p1s2c3.htm#683

He guides us and sanctifies us, filling our hearts with the love of God, enlightening our minds and strengthening our wills with His grace. He works with Mary to form us into Jesus. God bless you.

I mean the Holy Ghost works with Mary to form Jesus in us. God bless you.

Could you please show me where you get this information? Where does it state that the Holy Spirit works with Mary? I believe it is your opinion, not based on fact.

The best place tp learn more about the Holy Spirit is in the CCC. Here are a few of the entries that might be of help:

737 The mission of Christ and the Holy Spirit is brought to completion in the Church, which is the Body of Christ and the Temple of the Holy Spirit. This joint mission henceforth brings Christ’s faithful to share in his communion with the Father in the Holy Spirit. the Spirit prepares men and goes out to them with his grace, in order to draw them to Christ. the Spirit manifests the risen Lord to them, recalls his word to them and opens their minds to the understanding of his Death and Resurrection. He makes present the mystery of Christ**, supremely in the Eucharist, in order to reconcile them, to bring them into communion with God, that they may "bear much fruit."132

738 Thus the Church’s mission is not an addition to that of Christ and the Holy Spirit, but is its sacrament: in her whole being and in all her members, the Church is sent to announce, bear witness, make present, and spread the mystery of the communion of the Holy Trinity (the topic of the next article):

All of us who have received one and the same Spirit, that is, the Holy Spirit, are in a sense blended together with one another and with God. For if Christ, together with the Father’s and his own Spirit, comes to dwell in each of us, though we are many, still the Spirit is one and undivided. He binds together the spirits of each and every one of us, . . . and makes all appear as one in him. For just as the power of Christ’s sacred flesh unites those in whom it dwells into one body, I think that in the same way the one and undivided Spirit of God, who dwells in all, leads all into spiritual unity.133

739 Because the Holy Spirit is the anointing of Christ, it is Christ who, as the head of the Body, pours out the Spirit among his members to nourish, heal, and organize them in their mutual functions, to give them life, send them to bear witness, and associate them to his self-offering to the Father and to his intercession for the whole world. Through the Church’s sacraments, Christ communicates his Holy and sanctifying Spirit to the members of his Body. (This will be the topic of Part Two of the Catechism.)

740 These “mighty works of God,” offered to believers in the sacraments of the Church, bear their fruit in the new life in Christ, according to the Spirit. (This will be the topic of Part Three.)

741 "The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes with sighs too deep for words."134 The Holy Spirit, the artisan of God’s works, is the master of prayer. (This will be the topic of Part Four.)

Just because we are in a state of grace, does not mean that our obligation and mission is at an end. The Spirit does all of the things above to increase our faith and understanding so that we might be nearer to God and seek to bring others nearer to Him. He continues to guide us so that we might follow the commandments more carefully and be ever more capable of living a saintly life. It is impossible to list all of the actions of the Holy Spirit that manifest both in us and the Church. Remember that nothing good is accomplished without the Holy Spirit.

I recently read these two books which I found very enlightening:

The Gift: Discovering the Holy Spirit in Catholic Tradition

*Your Life in the Holy Spirit: What Every Catholic Needs to Know and Experience *

by Alan Shreck

If you have a more specific question perhaps I can help. :)**

He is speaking of Mariology. It’s easier to get to Jesus through Mary. Yes it is a teaching of the church. But Mariology is optional I believe. I very much believe and take advantage of it. :slight_smile:

Bill

It is not my opinion, but the teaching of St. Louis-Marie Grignon de Montfort, whose works the Holy See had declared free from all error. I will believe the Holy See and the Saint. God bless you.

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