Great Salvation Mysteries: A small group of well trained but otherwise corrupt men receive power from Heaven to save souls.


Pentecost

Acts 2:38-43  But Peter said to them: Do penance: and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, whomsoever the Lord our God shall call.  And with very many other words did he testify and exhort them, saying: Save yourselves from this perverse generation. They therefore that received his word were baptized: and there were added in that day about three thousand souls. And they were persevering in the doctrine of the apostles and in the communication of the breaking of bread and in prayers.  And fear came upon every soul. Many wonders also and signs were done by the apostles in Jerusalem: and there was great fervor in all.

Editor’s note: The Blessed Virgin Mary is featured, front and center, in the painting above, primarily because: 1) By special privilege of God, she was never touched by corruption or sin, in any way; 2) Mary is the Mother of God and hence, the Mother of the Church, according to the grace of her divine Son, Jesus Christ; 3) Mary is Christ’s first, best, and most constant disciple; 4) Who better to greet the Holy Spirit than the one whom the Spirit of the Most High God had earlier overshadowed, when Jesus (Yahweh’s Savior) was conceived in her blessed womb?

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