Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
by Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D.
Jesus alone possessed the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit in their fullness. But, the Holy Spirit graciously gives those same gifts to all who follow Jesus. The seven gifts are our inheritance as baptized and confirmed Christians. We do not earn them. We do not merit them. They are given to us gratuitously. They make us open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in our lives. They help us grow in holiness, making us fit for heaven. These seven gifts of the Holy Spirit help us live a truly authentic Christian way of life.