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The Holy Spirit in Francis Libermann

Francis X. Malinowski, C.S.Sp. (1921 - 2006) studied the writings of Venerable Francis Libermann and catalogued references to the Holy Spirit. Here follows an article published in Spiritan Horizons (Issue 10, Fall, 2015) by Fr. Malinowski as edited by Fr. James Okoye, C.S.Sp., entitled The Holy Spirit in Francis Libermann.

Libermann's genius anticipated the conviction emerging
in the Church today that the Spirit breathes not just in
chapels and churches, but in the streets and in human
beings. Daily living becomes the extended chapel in which
prayer and daily life are intimately joined. His doctrine
of the Holy Spirit as the architect and builder of the
spiritual life is simple: in prayer and apostolic life we rely
on the Holy Spirit in everything, always; the Spirit does the
rest. Paul's celebrated dictum, "If we live by the Spirit, let us
also walk by the Spirit" (Gal 5:25) provides the inspiration
and framework for Libermann's teaching. This article presents
Libermann's teaching in two parts.

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