What is your experience of the 9 gifts of 1 cor. 12


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I don't know catholics who function in the ministry gifts of 1 cor. 12. Who do you know?

On utube I see non- catholics demonstrate this gift. Very easy.

I was taught that catholic has the fullness but it seems that fullness is praying to Mary and the saints.
What is the result of that?

If you pray to Mary to pray effectively in tongues with interpretation and prophecy will it be effective?

Does Mary give training on how to pray with demonstrated results?


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I know many people who exhibit the gifts of Knowledge, Wisdom, Faith, and Discerning of Spirits. I know many people who have experienced healing through Catholic Priests through the Sacraments, especially that of Eucharist, Confession, and Anointing of sick. I would include myself in receiving spiritual healing that could only be described as miraculous through Confession. I personally do not know of anyone who spoke in tongues or understood tongues.

On utube I see non- catholics demonstrate this gift. Very easy.

Was it truly a “gift of the Spirit” or just a good show? How do you know the difference? Is talking in gibberish that no one understands, including the speaker, actually what speaking in tongues in 1 Corinthians 12 actually means? It should be taken in the full context including 1 Corinthians Chapter 14.

I was taught that catholic has the fullness but it seems that fullness is praying to Mary and the saints.
What is the result of that?

The fullness is primarily the Eucharist, which is the source and summit of the Faith. Since the Eucharist is Christ Jesus, that would also include the Church which is his body and made up of the Saints both living still on earth or living with Christ in Heaven. By necesity than, having the fullness of Christ also includes Mary and the Saints. On a personal level, I attribute my re-conversion to Christ to the intercession of St. Joseph, St. Jude, The Blessed Virgin Mary (in a very special way), and also the intercession of my parents prayers, who are still living on earth, for me. All of my prayers to them for their intercession led me more fully to Christ.

If you pray to Mary to pray effectively in tongues with interpretation and prophecy will it be effective?

I don’t know anyone who prays to Mary with that intention.

Does Mary give training on how to pray with demonstrated results?

Yes, read the Bible. She “pondered all these things in her heart” (Luke 2:19). This is essentially what is being done when we pray the Rosary. We are pondering the mystery of the Life of Christ from his birth, ministry, suffering and death, and glorious resurrection and ascension into heaven.


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I do know Catholics who do operate in the Charismatic gifts. I also understand that when we are baptized and then Confirmed receiving the Gifts, often when we are young, we have access to them. That doesn’t mean those who have been gifted with them will use them, or call upon them, or even believe.

I’ve seen people prophecy, and I’ve had people pray for me in tongues. Not my style, but I was open to it and am glad that I did. I had someone pray with me to receive the gift of ‘tongues’ but I’m not comfortable in that sort of praying. I prefer formal prayer, meditation, gratitude and intercessory prayer. I am hoping to learn more about non-verbal prayer.

I believe that many Saints have the whole deep experience as did our Apostles in the Fruits and Gifts of the Holy Spirit. St. Padre Pio, Blessed Anna Maria Tiagi, and numerous others. (I want to keep this short.) I am certain that the Holy Spirit has worked through doctors, my grannies, my husband and others in my life. None of these people are on Youtube ministering to me. But they did.

If you are looking for a show, such as signs and wonders, you probably aren’t going to find it at a Catholic Mass. The Miracle is there but you’re not going to see many ‘manifestations’ that you might see on a TV ministry by a Charismatic preacher or on YouTube. Nope.

I can tell you the address of the spirit that is more than happy to throw a big ‘Signs’ and ‘Wonders’ Spectacular. It isn’t heaven.

If you are thinking we confuse Mary with the Holy Spirit, we don’t. Although maybe some individuals mistakenly do so. Superstition is not the friend of a Christian. We run to Mary for intercessory prayer, and I might say I also run to my Christian friends for intercessory prayer. Just today my non-Catholic friend asked me to pray for a young woman she works with who was in a terrible car accident. I prayed for her, and I asked those here at the forum to pray for her . There is volumes written here about what Catholics believe, officially.

God Bless you and I wish you much Peace in your journey with Christ.


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